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What is electricity? micro-lesson

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Electricity is a rather difficult thing to explain. However, in its simplest terms, electricity is energy. Electrical energy is created by electrons moving around. This movement creates what is known as a current, essentially a flow of electrons. Electricity can be used to power electrical items such as toasters, kettles, and televisions, along with many other household items. Wires and cables transport electricity to homes, schools, and places of work. Electricity can be generated or made in a variety of ways including by burning fossil fuels, using solar energy, or even wind power.

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  • Burning fossil fuels is the only way to make electricity. True or false?

    1) FALSE
    2) TRUE
  • Electricity can be________in a number of ways.

    1) Generated
    2) Solved
    3) Organised
    4) Placed
  • Solar (sun) energy is useless for creating electricity. True or false?

    1) FALSE
    2) TRUE
  • What can be used to transport electricity to homes, schools and places of work?

    1) Cables and wires
    2) Pipes
    3) Trucks
    4) Bridges
  • What is electricity?

    1) Energy
    2) A force
    3) Fire
    4) Light

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