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Proton

Positively charged particle in the nucleus of an atom

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Neutron

A subatomic particle that has no charge and that is found in the nucleus of an atom

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Electron

A subatomic particle that has a negative charge

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Electric discharge

the loss of static electricity as charges move off an object

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Static electricity

the build up of electric charge on an object

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Electric field

the space around a charged object in which another charged object experiences an electric force

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Charging by induction

the rearrangement of electrons on a neutral object caused by a nearby charged object

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Charging by conduction

type of charging where charge is transferred from a charged object to an uncharged object by touching them together

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Charging by Friction

type of charging where charge is transferred when two objects are rubbed together

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Nucleus

the center of an atom, which contains the protons and neutrons

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Matter

Anything that has mass and takes up space

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Atom

Building block of matter, smallest particle of an element

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Element

A pure substance made of only one kind of atom

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Grounding

the transfer of excess charge through a conductor to Earth

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Electric Cloud

the area around the nucleus in the atom where the electrons are found

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