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electromagnet

A magnet made when an electric current flows through a wire.

magnetism

The force around a magnet.

generator

A machine that uses an energy source and a magnet to make electricity.

proton

A tiny bit of an atom that has a positive charge.

pole

A place on a magnet where the magnetism is strongest.
series circuit

A circuit that connects several objects one after the other so that the current flows in a single path.

magnetic field

The space around a magnet where magnetism acts

conductor
A material through which electric current passes easily

compass

A small magnet that can turn freely

Parallel circuit

A circuit that connects several objects in a way that the current for each object has its own path.

electron

A tiny bit of an atom that has a negative charge.

insulator

A material through which electric current does not pass easily.

resistance

How well electricity flows through material.
magnet
An object that pulls iron and steel things to it