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Physical Science

Week 7

TermDefinition
absorb to soak up
current the direction the electricity is moving
source/cell electricity from a battery,solar,cell,fossil fuels or wind generator
path a wire that a current flows through
fuse a safety device consisting of a strip of wire that melts and breaks an electric circuit if the current exceeds a safe travel
switch turns a circuit on and off
series an electric current in which electrons have only one path to take. if one light goes out or removed, they will all go out
parallel a circuit where the electrons have many paths to take.if one light is removed the other lights will still work and will even get brighter
reflection/reflect the bouncing back of light waves off a surface
refraction/refract the bending of light waves as they move through one medium into another
prism a glass or transparent object that bends light that separates white light into a spectrum of colors
Created by: Challenger19