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A source of electricity with more than one cell.


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.


parts of the circuit like D-cells, bulbs, and wires.


A substance, commonly a metal such as copper or aluminum, through which electricity will flow.


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.


part of the bulb that gets hot and produces light


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.


A device used to open and close circuits.

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