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An atom has ________ overall charge because the positive and negative particles are equal.
a) no
b) negative
c) positive
d) electrical

_____ gives off heat energy, light energy, sound energy, and electrical energy
a) discharge
b) static electricity
c) current electricity
d) lightning

Wood, air, and rubber are examples of _____
a) positive charges
b) insulators
c) negative charges
d) conductors

During a thunderstorm, stay away from tall objects lightning takes the clearest, ______ path to the ground.
a) longest
b) straightest
c) shortest
d) most complex

Lightweight positive ice particles gather at the ____ of the cloud.
a) top
b) bottom
c) middle
d) middle and bottom

Electricity flows easily through materials known as ____
a) conductors
b) insulators
c) positive charges
d) negative charges

A discharge of static electricity from a huge cloud is called ____
a) conduction
b) insulation
c) magnetism
d) lightning

Opposite charges _____ each other.
a) repel
b) attract
c) nuetralize
d) buildup

Some particles inside atoms have positive or negative ____.
a) electrical charges
b) heat
c) insulators
d) conductors

Similar charges _____ each other.
a) attract
b) repel
c) build up
d) leak away

The buildup of electrical charges on a material is called ____.
a) repel
b) lightning
c) attract
d) static electricity

All matter is made up of _____, tiny particles too small to see.
a) heat
b) sound
c) lightning
d) atoms

___ occurs when charges jump between the negative cloud and the positive ground.
a) rain
b) snow
c) heavy winds
d) lightning

When water and ice particles rub together inside a thunder cloud, the positive and negative charges _______.
a) separate
b) come together
c) become positive
d) become negative

A material through which electricity DOES NOT flow is called an ____
a) discharge
b) static
c) conductor
d) insulator

The movement of static electricity into an object is a ____
a) insulator
b) conductor
c) discharge
d) lightning

Water and metal are examples of ____
a) conductors
b) insulators
c) discharge
d) electrons

When lightning strikes a lightning rod on top of a tall building, electrical energy flows through a wire and into the _____
a) cloud
b) ground
c) atmosphere
d) roof

Negative water particles gather at the ____ of the cloud.
a) middle
b) top
c) bottom
d) top and middle

Rubbing a balloon with a wool cloth knocks negative charges off the cloth making the balloon have a negative charge and the wool cloth having a ______ charge
a) negative
b) positive
c) nuetral
d) both charges

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