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Electricity & Circuits | Reading Material | Grades 6-8
WHAT ARE ELECTRICITY & CIRCUITS?

Electricity is the flow of electrical energy, and a circuit is the path that allows the electricity to flow. Electrical circuits can contain different components, which can be used to regulate the flow of electrical energy.

To better understand electricity & circuits…

WHAT ARE ELECTRICITY & CIRCUITS?. Electricity is the flow of electrical energy, and a circuit is the path that allows the electricity to flow. Electrical circuits can contain different components, which can be used to regulate the flow of electrical energy. To better understand electricity & circuits…

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Electricity requires a closed path to flow.

Electricity requires a closed path to flow.

Current electricity is the form of electricity that makes all of our electronic devices possible. This form of electricity exists when charges are able to constantly flow. To flow, current electricity requires a circuit—a closed, never-ending loop of conductive material. A circuit could be as simple as a conductive wire connected end-to-end, but useful circuits usually contain a mix of wire and other components that control the flow of electricity. The only rule when it comes to making circuits is that they can't have any gaps in them.