Mission SE6: Charging a Single Sphere by Induction

Mission SE6 pertains to the process of charging by induction, with the specific focus being the use of a charged balloon to charge a conducting sphere by induction. The mission consists of 34 questions organized into 10 Question Groups. You must answer one question from each Question Group to complete the mission. The learning outcomes for this mission are ...

Learning Outcomes

  • The student should be able to apply an understanding of the charging by induction method to describe the results of the demonstration in which a single sphere becomes charged by induction.
  • The student should be able to explain the results of the induction process by identifying the direction of the electron flow and the subsequent charge orientation during the various stages of the process.


Launch Mission SE6


Getting Help

If you are not familiar with this topic, then you should first learn about the topic using our written Tutorial or our Video Tutorial:

The Physics Classroom - Static Electricity Unit, Lesson 2, Part b


Video Tutorials:

Charging by Induction



Question-Specific Help

Each Question Group has its own Help page with information specific to the question. You can access the Help page from within the mission by tapping on the Help Me! icon (textbook). For your convenience, links to those pages are provided below: