According to the School for Champions, static electricity refers to the build-up of electrical charges on an object's surface. When two objects are rubbed together, some electrons on an object's surface may be transferre... More » Science Physics Electricity

Friction produces static electricity by initiating the transfer of electrons between two or more objects. With regards to electron transfers, objects are either conductors or insulators. Conductors give up electrons read... More » Science Physics Electricity

Humidity can reduce static electricity. Water conducts electricity, so humidity in the air allows static electricity to leave objects. More » Science Weather & Tides
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