Worksheet: Static Electricity
In this worksheet, we will practice describing the forces experienced by electrically charged particles and objects.
Two positive charges will each other. Two negative charges will each other. One positive charge and one negative charge will each other.
- Aattract, attract, repel
- Battract, attract, attract
- Cattract, repel, repel
- Drepel, repel, repel
- Erepel, repel, attract
What are the two types of electric charge called?
- ALeft charge and right charge
- BPositive charge and negative charge
- CBlue charge and red charge
- DTop charge and bottom charge
- EUp charge and down charge
How many types of electric charge are there?
Two positively charged particles exert a repulsive force on each other that increases as they are brought nearer to each other. What is the name given to this force?
- AGravitational attraction
- BElectrostatic repulsion
- CElectrostatic attraction
- DMagnetic repulsion
- EElectromagnetic repulsion
The diagram shows two pairs of negatively charged particles. The particles in the first pair (a) are closer together than the particles in the second pair (b). For which pair of particles will the repulsive force between them be greater? All four charges are equal. The two pairs of particles are in separate locations, far away from each other.
The diagram shows two negatively charged ions. Will the two ions attract or repel each other?
- AThe two ions will attract each other.
- BThe two ions will repel each other.
The graph shows the force experienced by two charged particles against how far apart they are. If negative values on this graph represent an attractive force, what are the charges of the two particles?
- ATwo positive charges
- BTwo negative charges
- CEither two positive or two negative charges
- DOne positive charge and one negative charge
The graph shows the force experienced by two charged particles against how far apart they are. If positive values on this graph represent a repulsive force, what are the charges of the two particles?
- ATwo negative charges
- BTwo positive charges
- COne positive charge and one negative charge
- DEither two positive or two negative charges