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Science Investigation 2-Making Connections

circuit a pathway for the flow of electricity
electricity source provides the energy to light the bulb
electricity receiver a component that uses the electricity from the source to make something happen
filament the part of the bulb that gets hot and produces light
components D-cells, bulbs, and wires are a part of the circuit
circuit base holds many components needed to build a circuit
Fahnstock clip a metal clip that connects wires in a circuit
switch a device used to open and close circuits
open circuits an incomplete circuit through which electricity will not flow
closed circuit a complete circuit through which electricity flows
schematic diagram a way to represent a circuit on a piece of paper
conductor a substance, commonly a metal (copper or aluminum) through which electricity will flow
insulator a material that prevents the flow of electricity (commonly plastic, rubber, glass, or air)
Created by: 4gpscience