Static Electricity Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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Which is NOT a particle found in atoms?

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1. Static electricity is the _____ and transfer of electrons from one thing to another.

2. Which of the particles found in atoms jump around from substance to substance to create static electricity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The multiple-choice quiz will ask you how static electricity works. You'll need to know the different parts of atoms and understand how static electricity is created in lightning and clothes dryers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Recognize particles found in atoms
  • Know how static electricity works
  • Understand which atom particles jump around
  • Remember where lightning is made
  • Tell why static electricity is commonly found in clothes dryers

Skills Practiced

This quiz will help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - remember what you know about lightning
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about static electricity to answer how it works
  • Distinguishing differences - tell the difference between particles that are and aren't found in atoms

Additional Learning

If you want to learn even more facts about static electricity, read the lesson named Static Electricity Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts. The lesson helps you:

  • Know what atoms are
  • Learn why you might get shocked when you touch a doorknob
  • Understand why lightning is dangerous