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These are the main words for the 5th Grade Science test over Electricity

Electrical Current

The continuous flow of electric charges through a material

Electrical Circuit

A complete, unbroken path through which electric charges will flow


A material through which charges can easily flow

Parallel Circuit

Provides several paths for the flow of electrons


A Physical Phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons


A material through which charges can not easily flow

Label 4 parts of a circuit

Draw on Paper


A combination of two or more electro-chemical cells in series

Examples of Conductors and Insulators

C-Braces, Aluminum, Pencil Sharpener I-Paper, Wood, Rubber

Series Circuit

Provides only one path for the flow of electrons

Open Circuit

Not a complete path for the flow of electrons

Examples of closed circuits in your house

Blow Dryer. Lamp and Electric Pencil Sharpener

Closed Circuit

A complete Path so electrons can flow.

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