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15 Cards in this Set

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parallel circuit
a circuit in which each object is connected to the cell separately
a device that melts to keep too much electric current from flowing through wires. Once melted, a fuse can not be reused.
circuit breaker
a reusable switch that protects circuits from dangerously high currents
one of two ends of a magnet, where a magnet's pull is strongest
magnetic field
a region of magnetic force around a magnet
a temporary magnet created when current flows through wire wrapped in coils around an iron bar
electric motor
a power source that transforms electrical energy into movement or mechanical energy
a device that creates alternating current by spinning an electric coil between the poles of a powerful magnet.
static electricity
the buildup of an electric charge on a material
the sudden movement of an electric charge from the object where it built up onto another nearby object. The "ZAP"
a material through which heat or electricity flows easily
a material thrugh which heat or electricity does not flow easily
a complete path through which electricity can flow
current electricity
a moving electrical charge
series circuit
a circuit in which the objects are connected in a single path