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Transcript of Electricity!
How is electricity made?
The process begins by digging up coal.
Mekhi Chantz Mangrum
What is Electricity?
Electricity is a kind of energy that makes power, heat, and light. Electricity is made of atoms. Atoms have three parts protons, electrons, and neutrons. Protons have positive charges. Electrons have negative charges. Protons and electrons are attracted to each other. Electrons move from atom to atom looking for protons to connect to. Moving electrons create electricity.
How do we use electricity?
There are many ways to use electricity. We can use electricity by using phones, Ipads, the fridge, computers, lights, TV, radio, smart boards, printers, WII, microwave, oven, stove, toaster, blender, and there are many other things that we use with electricity.
As you can see, electricity is powerful and important in our lives.
The coal is then burned to heat water and make steam.
A generator uses the steam to spin a big fan called a turbine.
The turbine rotates a magnetic field that electrifies the wire.
The electric current flows through the wire and is pushed out through high voltage transformers.
Some power plants use natural gas instead of coal. A wind farm can use wind to spin blades on the turbine. A hydro plant uses running water to make the turbine spin.