5.6B Electricity 5.6B Circuits and Electricity

Term Definition
Electrical Current The flow of electricity around a circuit
Electrical Circuit The pathway through which electrical current flows
Closed circuit Complete, working path through which an electric current can flow
Open circuit Incomplete, broken, nonworking path through which an electric current cannot flow
Electromagnetism Magnetism created by an electric current; examples are MRI and electric motor
Conductor Material that allows electric current to flow through easily
Insulator Material that slows down or stops electric current from flowing
Flow To move or travel smoothly in a certain direction
Light energy Radiant energy that our eyes can see from the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum
Heat energy Energy that causes a change in temperature between materials

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