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Unit 3

Electric Charge A property that leads to electromagnetic interactions between particles that make up matter
Static Electricity The buildup of electric charge on an object
Electrical Conductor A material through which charges can move freely
Electrical Insulator A material through which charges cannot move easily
Semiconductor A special class of materials that conduct charge better than electrical insulators but not as well as electric conductors
Electric Current The rate of flow of electric charges
Resistance The opposition to the flow of electric charge
Voltage The amount of work required to move each unit of charge between two points
Electric Circuit A complete, closed path through which electric charges can flow
Series Circuit All parts are connected in a row that forms one path for the electric charges to follow
Parallel Circuit Electric charge have more than one path that they can follow
Magnet Any material that attracts iron or objects made of iron
Magnetic Pole The ends of magnets, can be north or south
Magnetic Force A push or pull from two magnets brought together
Magnetic Field The area surrounding a magnet where magnetic forces can be detected
Electromagnetism When electric currents and magnetic fields interact with each other
Electromagnet A solenoid wrapped around an iron core
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