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electricity for Cook

electricity unit

1st scientist to describe electricity Thales
The scientist who named and repested the amber and wool experiment responsible for the naming of th elektron Gilbert
The two types of charges Positive and Negative
Positive Charge= Proton
Negative Charge= Electron
Like charges Repel
Unlike charges Attract
The 3 parts of an atom Proton, Neutron, & Electron
Electrical Charge The concentration of electricity
Current The discharge of electricity
Insulator Does not allow electricity to flow freely (rubber)
Conductor Allows current to flow freely (copper)
Circuit A complete or closed pathway through which charge flows
Current Rate at which electrical charges flow past a point in a circuit over a certain amount of time (A or I)
Potential Difference The charge in potential energy divided by the total energy
Resistance How much energy is changed to thermal or or light that electrical charges pass through
Static Electricity Build up of positive or negative charge caused by movement of electrons
Chemical reaction Causes energy in a battery
Three ways to observe static electricity Attraction, Repulsion, and Spark
Created by: aburgos