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Static electricity HTML5


This animation  illustrates a common classroom demonstration of electrostatic effects – that is, the movement of charges in a conductor as an electrostatic charge is brought near it, as well as when a conducting path is put in contact with the original conductor. The illustrations include force at a distance, polarization, the effects of electric fields, electric neutrality and the properties of conductors.

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Learning goals

  • To illustrate the charge movements that you can't see in the real demonstration.
  • To address forces acting at a distance, and the separation of charges.