Students will learn the inner workings of electrostatics: Why certain objects repulse, why certain objects attract and how to calculate the number of excess electrons or protons in an object.
Electrostatics is explained in this video by using a number of neat demonstrations to illustrate the concept.
Explore positive and negative charges and their effect on each other.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Electrostatics.
This study guide reviews electrostatics: Coulomb's law, properties of charges, electric field, conductive materials (conductors, insulators, semiconductors, superconductors), and charging by conduction or induction.