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Circuits

5.6B-Circuits & Electricity

TermDefinition
Conductor Material that allows electric current or thermal (heat) energy to pass through easily.
Open Circuit A circuit or electrical path that is broken or incomplete so electricity can’t flow through it.
Copper Wire Thin, flexible thread made of copper.
Flow To move along in a smooth, steady, continuous path or stream.
Current Flow of electricity in a wire or other conductor.
Electromagnetism Magnetism produced by an electric current.
Closed or Complete Circuit A complete electrical circuit or path through which electricity or current can pass or flow.
Circuit Path followed by an electric current.
Battery, Source, or Cell A device that makes electricity by using chemical reactions, stores energy until it is needed.
Insulator Material that slows down or stops electric current or thermal (heat) energy from passing through.
Electrical Energy (Electricity) Energy from the movement of electrons.
Light Energy Radiant energy from the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum that we can detect with our sense of sight.
Mechanical or Kinetic Energy Energy from moving parts.
Sound Energy Energy you can hear, produced by vibrations as they move through a medium such as air, metal, or water.
Transform or Convert To change into something else.
Created by: Science STAAR