- Students will explore relationships among distance, charge, and time.
- Students will measure and describe charge transfer by induction and by contact.
- charge polarity
- dielectric material
- electric conductor
- static electricity
About the Lesson
In this activity, students explore and compare various processes of charge transfer by induction and by contact.
As a result, students will:
- Explore how the magnitude of an induced charge depends on the distance between the charged object and metal.
- Investigate the process of discharging or "leakage" of charge over time. Model each of these relationships mathematically.