May 2016

Conductors and insulators

By |2022-09-15T12:38:50+02:00May 26th, 2016|Notes, O Level Science Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Conductors and Insulators. Image credit sci-toys.com

Conductors and Insulators. Image credit sci-toys.com ZIMSEC O Level Combined Science Notes: Conductors and insulators
  • A conductor is a material that allows electrons to move from one atom to another
  • Conductors/Conducting materials cannot be charged unless they are held using an insulating material to prevent […]

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Experiment: Charges between charged bodies

By |2022-09-15T12:38:51+02:00May 26th, 2016|Notes, O Level Science Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Like charges repel and unlike attract

Like charges repel and unlike attract ZIMSEC O Level Combined Science Notes:  Experiment: Charges between charged bodies

Aim: To demonstrate the forces of static electricity

Materials: glass/perspective rod, 2 polythene rods, silk cloth, woolen cloth and 2 watch-glasses

Method

  1. Balance two watch-glasses so that the top one is sitting on […]

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Electrostatics/Static Electricity

By |2022-09-15T12:38:51+02:00May 26th, 2016|Notes, O Level Science Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Demostrating static electricity using a comb. Image credit alinasadventuresinhomemaking.com

Demostrating static electricity using a comb. Image credit alinasadventuresinhomemaking.com ZIMSEC O Level Combined Science Notes:  Electrostatics/Static Electricity 
  • Electrostatics is the study of static electricity
  • Static electricity is a stationary electric charge usually generated by friction
  • It causes sparks or attraction between the […]

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