In this section, you will take a quick look at electric fields. Remember that charged objects affect the space around them by creating an electric field. This electric field extends into the space around the charge and exerts a force on other charged objects. The fact that this electric force can act at a distance classifies it as a field force.

Video segment. Assistance may be required. Take a moment to watch the following video demonstration of a lab investigating electric fields. In your notes, describe what you see.

Source: Electric field patterns, Carmel Azzopardi, YouTube