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Define the term nucleus

a small dense core in a atom made up of protons and neutrons

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Define the term static electricity

the build up of electric charge on a surface

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Define the term current

the movement of electrons along a wire measured using an ammeter

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Define the term circuit diagram

is a simplified and shorthand version of a real circuit. It shows how all the components in the circuit are connected.

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What term best describes having no charge

neutral

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What term best describes globes switches cells and resistors

components

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What term best describes the path around which electrons travel

an electric circuit

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What is the structure of an atom

atoms consists of protons neutrons and electrons. Protons and neutrons are located in a small dense core called the nucleus. Tiny particles known as electrons spin around the nucleus.

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What is a series circuit and draw one

all the components of the circuit are connected up one after another to form a single loop

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What is a series circuit and draw one

all the components of the circuit are connected up one after another to form a single loop

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What is a parallel circuit and draw one

has a number of branching circuits - with each branch having its own components

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What is a parallel circuit and draw one

has a number of branching circuits - with each branch having its own components

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define the term voltage

is a measure of the amount of energy supplied to the charges by the voltage source it is also a measure of the amount of energy used by the charges as they pass through an component. Voltage is measured using a volt meter