GCSE Questions: Static Electricity

Q1. A child's slide is made of a plastic material.

(a) Explain why the child becomes electrically charged when he goes down the slide.

[2 marks]

(b) Going down the slide causes the child's hair to stand on end. What conclusion about the electrical charge on the child's hair can be made from this observation? (Give a reason for your answer).

[2 marks]

(c) Why would the child not become electrically charged if the slide was made from metal?

[1 mark]

[Total 5 marks]