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Electricity

Introduction

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Vocabulary

  • Electricity: A kind of energy that can be converted into heat, mechanical, and light energy.
  • Conductor: Material that allow electrical currents to flow through them.
  • Insulator: Materials that do not conduct electricity.
  • Electrical circuit: The flow of negative charges or electrons. 
  • Static electricity: Created when certain materials rub against each other to create an electrical charge.
  • Open circuit: Interrupts the electrical current of a circuit.
  • Closed circuit: Allows the electrical current to move and light a bulb.

Important contributions

  • Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb.
  • Benjamin Franklin learned that lightning was a form of static electricity.
  • Michaeal Faraday created the electromagnet.

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