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resistor
a material that reduces the flow of electricity
conductor
a material that allows electricity to flow through it easily
electrolyte
a liquid or paste substance that conducts electricity
generator
uses a magnet to convert motion into electrical energy
insulator
a material through which electricity cannot flow
circuit
a continuous unbroken path
integrated circuit
a very small circuit with all the parts built into it
magnet
any material that has the ability to attract iron
parallel circuit
has multiple paths for electricity to travel
series circuit
has only one path for electricity to travel
ampere
measures how much current flows through a given part of a circuit in one second
volt
measures the amount of electrical push, force, in a circuit
watt
measures power, or how fast work is done
electromagnet
a coil of wire with a core attached to an electrical source
resistor example
filament in a light bulb
discovered that a magnet around or through a loop of wire produces electricity in the wire
Joseph Henry and Michael Faraday
discovered that current traveling through a wire produces a weak magnetic field in the live wire
Hans Christian Oersted
discovered that adding a metal core to a coil of wire increases the magnetism
William Sturgeon