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Electricity Vocab

SOL 4.3

switch opens or closes an electric circuit
open circuit a circuit with a break in it
resistance a measure of how well a given material will conduct electricity.
closed circuit a circuit with no breaks or interruptions
circuit the complete (unbroken) path of an electric current
current continuous flow of electrons
dry cell a battery that changes chemical energy into electrical energy
electrical energy energy related to the movement of charged particles. Comes from batteries and power plants
parallel circuit electric circuit in which the different parts of the circuit are on separate paths or branches
series circuit basic circuit that has three parts: conductor, load (object using electricity) and an energy source.
Created by: tsuggs