13 terms

Science Vocabulary List 1

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circuit
a pathway for the flow of electricity
electricity source
provides energy to the electricity receiver. Ex. a battery
electricity receiver
uses electricity from the source to make something happen. E. a light bulb
D-cell
a type of battery
filament
the part inside a light bulb that gets hot and produces light
switch
a device used to open and close a circuit
conductor
an object through which electrcity will flow
insulator
an object that prevents the flow of electrcity
open circuit
an incomplete circuit through which electricity will not flow
closed circuit
a complete circuit through which electricity flows
schematic diagram
a picture representation of an electrical circuit
series circuit
a circuit in which all components share one pathway for the flow of electricity
parallel circuit
a circuit in which each component has its own pathway to the energy source