ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM VOCABULARY Static electricity The buildup

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ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM VOCABULARY

ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM VOCABULARY

Static electricity The buildup of electric charges in one place.

Static electricity The buildup of electric charges in one place.

attract To pull closer together Opposites attract

attract To pull closer together Opposites attract

repel To push away from Alike charges repel

repel To push away from Alike charges repel

Electric charge A basic charge of the tiny particles that make up matter The

Electric charge A basic charge of the tiny particles that make up matter The charge can be positive or negative

Electric field The space around an electric charge, where the electric force can act.

Electric field The space around an electric charge, where the electric force can act.

Electric current A flow of electric charges

Electric current A flow of electric charges

Electric circuit A closed path that can carry an electric charge

Electric circuit A closed path that can carry an electric charge

Series circuit An electric circuit with only one path for current

Series circuit An electric circuit with only one path for current

Parallel circuit An electric circuit with two or more paths for current

Parallel circuit An electric circuit with two or more paths for current

resistor An electric device used in an electric circuit for protection

resistor An electric device used in an electric circuit for protection

Short circuit A short in a circuit that allows a large current to flow

Short circuit A short in a circuit that allows a large current to flow through where it isn’t wanted

Power source A device that supplies electric power

Power source A device that supplies electric power

resistance How much a material resists the flow of electric current

resistance How much a material resists the flow of electric current

conductor Something through which heat and electricity can flow easily

conductor Something through which heat and electricity can flow easily

insulator Something that slows down the flow of heat and electicity

insulator Something that slows down the flow of heat and electicity

Electricity Is the moving of charged particles

Electricity Is the moving of charged particles

electromagnet Is a magnet that has an iron center wrapped in wire that carries

electromagnet Is a magnet that has an iron center wrapped in wire that carries electric current