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What is electricity?
Electricity is made from the movement of electrons. Every single item in the whole world is made up of tiny, tiny things called atoms. Electrons are inside each of these tiny atoms. Electrons are so small that if you took a million of them, they would barely reach across the top of a small pin. These electrons have a negative charge causing them to move from one area to another, creating electricity.

  • Electricity flows easily through metals but not through other materials.
  • Electricity can flow when there is a complete circuit.
  • Metals are good electrical conductors.

The answers are on this page. Try and think of what you would say before clicking on the answers. How near were you to the correct answer?

1. What are the two places on a battery to which circuit wires can be attached called?

2.  What is the path electricity takes called?  

3. Materials through which electricity can pass are called ___________ conductors  

4. Materials that do not allow electricity to pass through them are called electrical ____________  

5.  True of False? Electricity is a flow of negative charge  

6.  What do you use to measure a current in a circuit?  

7. What components do you need to make a simple series circuit to light one bulb?

8.  Which is the odd one out and why?





9.  Why are plug sockets covers made of plastic?

10. True of False? The lead of a pencil (graphite) can conduct electricity.

11.  If you put a second battery in a simple circuit, how will it affect the brightness of the bulb?

12.  What is happening when a switch is off?

Do you need more help understanding electricity?

Worksheets and online Activity

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Circuits 1

 Circuits 2
Conductors and Insulators 


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