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Ch. 6 Science

Science ch. 6 Electricity and Magnetism: 5th Grade

QuestionAnswer
parallel circuit A circuit with more than one path of electricity.
series circuit A circuit with only one path of electricity.
switch A device to open or close a circuit.
repel What like charges will do.
attract What unlike charges will do.
insulators Materials which don't allow the flow of electricity such as woodk plastic, and rubber.
conductors Materials that allow the flow of electricity, especially certain metals.
static electricity The build-up of an electrical charges on an object.
current electricity The flow of electrical power.
temporary This term describes an electromagnet.
permanent A magnet that cannot be turned on or off.
positive charge Caused by the loss of electrons.
negative charge Caused by a gain in electrons.
electromagnet This temporary magnet can be made by wrapping wire around a metal rod and connecting it to a energy source.
compass A tool which uses magnetism to show directions.
open circuit A circuit that will not allow energy to flow.
closed circuit A circuit that will allow energy to flow.
Created by: briansegool