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5th Grade Science

Electricity

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Electrical energy The energy produced by the movement of particles through a conductor
Electrical circuit The pathway through which electric current flows
Conductor Material that allows heat, electrical, light, or sound energy to easily flow through it.
Insulator Material through which heat, electricity, light, or sound does not easily flow.
Flow To move or travel smoothly in a certain direction.
Electric current The flow of electricity around a circuit.
Power source A device, such as a battery, that provides charged particles for an electric circuit
Load An electrical component or portion of a circuit that consumes electric power.
Battery A device that produces electricity from a chemical reaction.
Open circuit An incomplete circuit through which no electricity can flow.
Closed circuit A complete circuit through which electricity may flow.
series circuit A closed circuit in which the electricity follows only one path
Parallel circuit A circuit that is divided into two or more paths.
Current The movement (flow) of electricity in a certain path
Filament A thin wire in a light bulb that glows when electricity passes through it
Resistance How much a material opposes, or resists, the flow of electric current.
Created by: Bastrop