# GCSE Physics

 A caharged insulator can be discharged by  Connecting it to the earth with a conductor . Charge then flows though the conductor . The rate of flow of electrical charge is called the current If the object is - charged the extra electrons are repelled to earth leaving the object neutral If the object is + charged the extra electrons atap attracted from earth leaving the object neutral  The earth is such a large object that this transfer of electrons doesn't  Affect its charge  Electrical charges can move easily move through some substances such as  Metals  Fast moving object cans build up large charges due to the ...... Of ..... ... . When a tanker lorry is refuelling a plane or racing car , they are always connected together by a ... ..... . A plane can build up a huge charge when flying through clouds . When it lands it may try to ...... By creating a ..... Which would jump between the plane and earth . The spark could ..... Any .... .... . To prevent this a ... Strip is first connected from the plane , down to the ground allowing the ..... Charge to .... Safely before the fuel tankers are  allowed to approach  A) because like charges repell B) the positive end is because tare protons are left behind the - end is where all the electrons end up from repelling C) the - electrons from the rod will transfer onto the + side of the object If a build of charge become high enough a  Spark may jump through an insulator like air , across a gap between the object and any earthed conductor . This may take the form of a spark  Fast moving object cans build up large charges due to the ...... Of ..... ... . When a tanker lorry is refuelling a plane or racing car , they are always connected together by a ... ..... . A plane can build up a huge charge when flying through clouds . When it lands it may try to ...... By creating a ..... Which would jump between the plane and earth . The spark could ..... Any .... .... . To prevent this a ... Strip is first connected from the plane , down to the ground allowing the ..... Charge to .... Safely before the fuel tankers are  allowed to approach  Friction Air resistance Copper wireDischarge Spark Ignite Fuel vapour Metal Electrostatic Discharge AuthorAnonymous ID172725 Card SetGCSE Physics DescriptionRevision Updated2012-09-23T13:57:46Z Show Answers