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Foss Magnetism and Electricity Investigation 2

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battery
A source of electricity with more than one cell.
circuit
a pathway for the flow of electricity.
circuit base
Something that holds many components needed to build a circuit.
closed circuit
A complete circuit through which electricity flows.
components
parts of the circuit like D-cells, bulbs, and wires.
conductor
A substance, commonly a metal such as copper or aluminum, through which electricity will flow.
D-cell
the source of electricity. Also called the battery.
electricity receiver
a component that uses the electricity from the source to make something happen.
electricity source
provides the energy to light the bulb.
fahnstock clip
A metal clip that connects wires in a circuit.
filament
part of the bulb that gets hot and produces light
insulator
A material that prevents the flow of electricity, commonly plastic, rubber, glass, or air.
open circuit
An incomplete circuit through which electricity will not flow.
schematic diagram
A way to represent a circuit on a piece of paper.
switch
A device used to open and close circuits.