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Electricity

TermDefinition
current the flow of electrical charges through a material; the movement of electrons through matter
conductor a material in which an electric charge can move easily
resistor a material that tries to prevent the flow of an electric charge
insulator a strong resistor that can stop most electrical currents
circuit diagram a map of a circuit
volt a measure of electrical force provided by an energy source
electromagnet magnets that carry an electrical charge
watts a measure of the rate at which electrical energy is being used
volts a measure of the amount of push that gets an electrical current moving
static electricity electricity caused by a buildup of negative charges in one place and positive charges in another
electrons particles that have a negative electrical charge
generator a machine that turns motion into electricity
electricity a form of energy made when tiny parts move around in an atom; energy that can power many devices
direct current an electric current in which electrons move in one direction
circuit a closed path along which electric current travels
charge the property of matter that causes it to be electrically positive or negative, caused by losing or gaining electrons
amperes a measure of the amount of current in a wire
alternating current an electric current in which electrons move rapidly back and forth
protons particles in the nucleus of an atom that have a positive electrical charge
ion an atom that has gained or lost electrons and has an electrical charge
Created by: damian.kennedy