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Frizzell Vocab # 6

Electrical Energy

TermDefinition
electric energy a type of energy produced by moving electric particles that flow through a circuit.
circuit the pathway through which electric currents flow
current the flow of electricity around a circuit (path)
series circuit an electric circuit in which the electrical current only has one path to travel (follow).
parallel circuit an electric circuit that has more than one path for the electric current to travel
closed circuit a circuit that is “complete” and has no “breaks” in the path which allows the electric current to flow
open circuit a circuit that is “incomplete” and has “breaks” in the path which does not allow the electric current to flow
electromagnet a temporary magnet created by passing an electric current through an iron object. It can be turned on/off.
battery a limited, chemical source of electric energy often used in objects requiring electricity to operate
electric conductor a material that does allows electric currents to flow
electric insulator a material that does NOT allow electric currents to flow
Created by: tfrizzell