exactly is electricity?
Electricity is found everywhere.
is a word used to describe everything that makes up the world.
Matter is found in water, dirt, air, and in anything else. Matter
is made up of bricks that are referred to as atoms. These bricks,
or atoms, are so small that they cannot be seen even with the
most powerful microscope. Atoms are made of three items known
as protons, neutrons and electrons. The protons and neutrons make
up a center called a nucleus. Around this center or nucleus, the
electron can be found circling.
have an abundance of electrons. There are so many electrons in
some metals that it is easy to get some of them to move from one
place to another. A force such as a powerful magnet, or a battery,
can move an electron from one end of a wire to another. For example,
when a wire from an electrical appliance is plugged into an electrical
outlet, electrons are forced from the power source (the outlet)
to flow through the wire, through the appliance, through the ground
and back to the source.
flow or movement of electrons is called electricity.