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Flashcards in Electricity Deck (8):
1

What is a series circuit?

It is a circuit where the loads are lined up in a series. If one load breaks, the rest of them do too.

2

What is a parallel circuit?

It is a circuit where the wire splits off into branches. If a load breaks on it, the rest of them will keep working.

3

What does an ammeter measure?

It measures the rate of charge flow through an object, measured in Amps or A.

4

What does a voltmeter measure?

It measures the electricity that is transformed into other forms of energy. It is measured in Volts or V.

5

What is a conductor?

It is an object with low electrical resistance, letting the electricity travel through it easily.

6

What is an insulator?

It is an object with high electrical resistance, making it difficult for electricity to travel through it.

7

What is current electricity?

It is electricity that flows in currents. It is used a lot in everyday life.

8

What is static electricity?

It is electricity that doesn't move very much and continuously builds up until it is let free. This type of electricity can be very dangerous.