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ELECTRICITY QUIZ 02/17/2012 (Modified, Pickn Any 10)

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Parallel circuit
A circuit in which the parts are connected so that electric current passes along more than one pathway.
Electrical Resistance
The ability of a material to slow down or stop electric current.
Electrical Series circuit
A circuit in which the parts are connected so that electric current passes through each part, one after another, along a single pathway.
Electricity
The flow of electrons (negatively charged atomic particles) through a conductor to create energy
Electric charges
Units of electricity.
Battery
A device that converts chemical energy to electrical energy.
Electric circuit
The pathway that an electric current follows.
Static electricity
The buildup of charges on an object
Electric current
The flow of electrons
Current electricity
A kind of kinetic energy that flows as an electric current
Conductor
A material that carries electricity well
Iinsulator
A material that does not conduct electricity well