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Circuit
A path along which negative charges move
Conductor
Material through which electricty moves easily.
Static Electricity
Electric charges (positive or negative) that collect or build up on the surface of an object.
Insulator
Material through which electricity does not move easily.
Magnet
An object that has the property of attracting certain metals--iron, nickel, cobalt
Parallel Circuit
An electric current having more than one path along which electirc current can flow.
Closed Circuit
A continuous path (one that is not broken) through which electricity can flow.
Switch
A device that completes or breaks the path a current can follow in an electric circuit.
Magnetism
A property of attracting certain metals
Open Circuit
A path that is broken (has an opening) thorough which electricity can flow.
Attract
Coming together of two different poles or charges
Magnetic Field
The space around a magnet within which the force of the magnet can act.
Resistance
The way a mterial slows down electric current flowing through it.
Poles
The opposite ends of a magnet where the magnetic forces are strongest
Compass
An instrument with a magnetic needle that points towards the Earth's magnetic north
Electricity
A form of energy that can produce light, heat, and magnetism.
Current Electricity
The continuous flow of electic charges (negative) through a conductor.
Circuit
A closed path through which electricity flows.
Series Circuit
An electric current in which the parts are connected in a single path.
Electromagnet
A magnet made when any electric current passes through a wire coiled around an iron core.
Generator
A device that changes energy of motion into electrical energy.
Repel
To push objects of the same or like charges away