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Science chpt 14

Making and using electricity

an electrical charge that builds up in an object static electricity
a steady stream of charges through certain materials current electricity
a circuit that only has one path for an electric current to follow series circuit
a circuit that has more than one path for an electric current to follow parallel circuit
materials that let electric current travel through them easily conductors
a material that does not carry current electricity well insulator
an object that attracts iron and a few other (but not all)metals well magnet
the parts of a magnet at which its force is strongest magnetic poles
the space around a magnet where the force of the magnet can attract magnetic field
a temporary magnet caused by an electrical current electromagnet
a device that makes an electric current generator
a device that uses a permanent magnet and an electromagnet to spin a shaft electric motor
energy that an object has because of its position or condition potential energy
energy of motion kinetic energy
electrical energy made by using a dam and the kinetic energy of falling water hydroelectric power
heat that comes from inside the Earth geothermal energy
the power of the sun solar energy
energy that can be released by a chemical reaction chemical energy
the total potential and kinetic energy of an object mechanical energy
Created by: hiscox