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Yr 10 Electricity

Year 10 Science - Electricity

TermDefinition
voltage The energy carried by the current. It is measured by its difference between two points in a circuit.
battery Two or more connected electrical cells, which work together to produce electrical energy.
current The flow of electrons in a circuit.
circuit A conducting pathway through which current can flow.
parallel circuit A type of circuit with components in different branches. There are different paths for electrons to flow through.
voltmeter A device used to measure the voltage used or supplied.
series circuit A type of circuit in which components are arranged one after another. The electrons all flow through the same path.
static electricity A build-up of electrical charges. This happens when certain materials rub against each other and some electrons are transferred from one material to the other.
conductor A substance which allows electrons to flow through it. Most are metals.
ammeter A device used to measure the current in a circuit.
insulator A substance which does not allow electrons to flow through it.
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