Electricity and Magnetism Test Study Guide

Static Electricity
is a buildup of electrical charges on the surface of an object
Current Electricity
occurs when a circuit and a power source allow electrons to move
static electricity
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Insulator
a material that does not allow electricity to flow through it
Conductor
a material that allows electricity to flow through it easily
Resistor
is any material that reduces the flow of electrons
Circuit
a continuous unbroken path
Switch
a conductor that can be moved to either bridge or not bridge the gap in a circuit
Series circuit
allows electricity to follow only one path
parallel circuit
allows electricity to follow more than only one path
Magnet
any material that has the ability to attract iron
Electromagnet
a coil of wire with a core attached to an electrical source
Generator
a machine that uses the movement of a magnet and a coil of wire to convert motion into electrical energy