Science vocab for electricity

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Science vocab for electricity
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  1. Electron
    particle found outside the nucleus with a negative charge.
  2. Ion:
    charged particle.
  3. Static charge
    build-up of electric charge on the surface of objects
  4. Conducer:
    through which electrical current passes through easily.
  5. Insulator
    through which electrical current dose not passes through easily.
  6. Static discharge:
    rapid transfer of electrostatic charge between two objects.
  7. Grounding
    object connected to earth with a conductor.
  8. Current
    continues flow of electric charge.
  9. Resistance:
    • measurement of materials
    • ability to limit flow of electric current.
  10. Resistor:
    device that limits that limits the flow of electric current.
  11. Circuit:
    path along which electric current flows.
  12. Parallel circuit
    electric current can flow in more than one path.
  13. Series circuit
    • The current can only
    • follow one path.

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