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# Physical Properties - How Electricity Works

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You simply flip a switch and - WHAM - lights go on or off. Isn’t it amazing? Click a button on a remote control and instantly the TV is up and running! For the most part, we never even think of the process that is going on behind the scenes to make this happen. Of course, we are talking about electricity.

What exactly is electricity? Electricity is the interaction that takes place between electrical charges. It is a form of energy that builds up and can flow from one point to another point.

1.
This is the movement of electrons that is brought about by the process of having an unequal amount of protons and electrons interacting with each other.
Alternating current
Electricity
Electrical charge
Physics
An electrical charge is the movement of electrons that is brought about by the process of having an unequal amount of protons and electrons interacting with each other. Answer (c) is correct
2.
Electricus means ______.
movement
like amber
static
charge
Electricus means “like amber”. Answer (b) is correct
3.
This is the interaction that takes place between electrical charges.
Electricity
Static
Subatomic particles
Current
Electricity is the interaction that takes place between electrical charges. Therefore, Answer (a) is correct
4.
This is the build up of charges on an object.
Current
Electromagnetic forces
Subatomic particles
Static electricity
Static electricity is the build up of charges on an object. Answer (d) is correct
5.
This is when the electrical charge will only flow in one direction.
Electric current
Parallel circuit
Direct current
Alternating current
Direct current is when the electrical charge will only flow in one direction. Answer (c) is correct
6.
He gave electricity its name by first calling it electricus.
William Gilbert
Albert Einstein
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Edison
William Gilbert gave electricity its name by first calling it electricus. Answer (a) is correct
7.
This is the amount of force it takes to push an electrical current.
Amp
Voltage
Charge
Circuit
Voltage is the amount of force it takes to push an electrical current. Answer (b) is correct
8.
This refers to a circuit that has multiple pathways through which an electric current can flow.
Series circuit
Direct circuit
Alternating circuit
Parallel circuit
Parallel circuit refers to a circuit that has multiple pathways through which an electric current can flow. Answer (d) is correct
9.
This is the unit for the rate of a current.
Amp
Discharge
Ohm
Voltage
An amp is the unit for the rate of a current. Answer (a) is correct
10.
This is when the electrical charge will flow in both directions.
Electric current
Natural current
Direct current
Alternating current
An alternating current is when the electrical charge will flow in both directions. Answer (d) is correct
Author:  Christine G. Broome