Electricity and Electric Circuits

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Current Electricity
electricity that flows from one place to another
Static Electricity
Electricity that collects on an object and can cause a shock
Electrical Charge
the amount of positive and negative electricity in an object
Electron
A small particle that carries a negative charge
Circuit
a closed path that allows the flow of electricity
Switch
a device that opens or closes a circuit
Conductor
a material through which electrons can move easily
Insulator
a material through which electrons cannot move easily
Closed Circuit
complete path that allows the flow of electrons
Closed Circuit
Not connected in an area so elections can not flow through
open circuit
What type of circuit is this?
Closed Circuit
What type of circuit is this?
Parallel Circuit
What type of circuit is this?
Series Circuit
What type of circuit is this?
1. No
2. No
3. Yes
1. What happens if I cut the wire in a simple circuit will it turn on?
2. What happens if I cut the wire in a series circuit will it turn on?
3. What happens if I cut the wire in a parallel circuit will it turn on?
Parallel
If you were setting i up the wiring for the lights in a new home. Which of these circuits would you use?
What are the three things needed for a complete circuit?
1. Power Source
2. Complete Loop
3. Device