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charge
A measure of the extra positive or negative particles that an object has.
static electricity
The charge that stays on an object.
electric field
The space where electric forces occur around an object.
electric current
a flow of electric charge
circuit
A path that is made for an electric current.
electric cell
Supplies energy to move charges through a circuit.
conductor
A material that current can pass through easily.
insulator
A material that current cannot pass through easily.
resistor
A material that resists but doesn't stop the flow of current.
series circuit
A circuit that has only one path for the current.
parallel circuit
Has more than one path for current to travel.
magnet
An object that attracts certain materials,usually made of iron or steel.
magnetic pole
The ends of a magnet.
magnetic field
The space all around a magnet where the force of the magnet can act.
electromagnet
An arrangement of wire wrapped around a core, producing a temporary magnet.