What is Static Electricity?
Static electricity is naturally occurring electricity which is caused by the buildup of electrons. Electrons are the negatively charged parts of an atom. Atoms are the building blocks of everything. When enough charges build up, the charges can jump from one object to another. That is called an electron transfer.
How Does Static Electricity Work?
Static charges are usually built up by things crashing into each other or getting rubbed together. That will make one surface attract all of the electrons and on surface get rid of it’s electrons. That makes one surface negatively charged (because of the electrons) and the other surface positively charged. Since opposite charges attract, the electrons jump from the negativel;y charged surface to the positively charged surface. That’s how Static electricity works!