Terms in this set (15)
A circuit where all loads are on separate branches and allow current to take several pathways.
The unit of electric potential difference, or how strong the power source is. A 1.5 volt battery has less voltage than a 9 volt battery.
The third prong on a plug that helps protect against short circuits, or an unintended pathway for electrons.
The flow of electric charges through a wire or any material.
When a circuit becomes overloaded, it shuts off current power by flipping a switch.
A complete, closed path that electricity flows through. Circuit means to go around and around.
A circuit that has 1 path for charges to flow. If the path is open electrons will not flow.
An untended path that allows current to bypass the loads in a circuit. It can be dangerous or start a fire.
A thin piece of metal, added to circuits, that melt when a circuit is overloaded. It stops electric current from flowing.
electric circuit parts
1. A power source. 2. a load or resistance. 3. a switch or conducting wires.
An item that easily allows the flow of electrons to flow through them. Metals can be good conductors.
An item that resists the flow of electrons to go through them. Plastics can be good insulators.
The sudden movement of electrical charges from one item to another.
natural energy sources
renewable energy producers that are created by wind, water, the sun, etc.
electric safety mechanisms
A fuse, circuit breakers, and ground prongs are some of the things put in homes to make electricity safer.