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It’s Electric! March 6, 2011

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We have moved on to learning about electricity in science.  What is electricity?  How does it work?  Is there a difference between static electricity and current electricity?  If I wanted to build an electric circuit, how would I do that?  Tell me what you know about electricity this week and be sure to answer all of my questions!  Also, be sure to comment on a friends post.

Mrs. D

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29 Responses to “It’s Electric!”

  1. The Captain Says:

    Electricity is a form of energy caused by the movement of electrons and protons. Electricity works beginning with atoms. The electrons and protons are inside the atom. When the electrons in the atom move, electricity is formed. Yes, there are differences between static electricity and current electricity. Static electricity is for a brief moment, mild shock, and is caused by friction. Current electricity is uncontrolled, flows through a pathway and can be a deadly shock. If you wanted to build a simple circuit, you would need a battery, flashlight bulb and a wire. Then, you would connect one wire to the negative side of the battery to the bulb. Nothing would happen at this time. You need to connect another wire from the bulb to the positive side of the battery. The two wires give a path for the electrons to go through and the bulb lights up. My favorite form of electricity is lightning. However, I really like having electricity in my house so I can watch the Gators. I hope we have electricity at Eagle Rock.

  2. cheergirl318 Says:

    What is electricity? You say well electricity is basically an electric charge. Electricity can work in two different ways in static electricity and in current electricity. But static electricity and current electricity are two different things and work in two different ways. Static electricity work by rubbing something with a negative charge to something that is positively charged to get the electrons off of it and the next positively charged thing that you touch you will get a slight shock. Then with current electricity it is a long continues flow of electricity that has a switch.

  3. Arianacm Says:

    current electricity is a longer lasting electricpower while static is a short burst. electrons moving from an object to object. electrons move to form electric power and a circuit is a pathway for the electrons to move.

  4. Ty Says:

    Electricity is a form of energy that powers everything from lighting in a home, to charging your phone and iPod. Electricity works by electrons in an atom moving from one atom to another. Static electricity is a short burst of electricity while current is like a river and has a continuous flow of electricity. If someone wanted to build an electric circuit they would have to connect a power source, such as a battery, to a device or load, such as a light bulb, using wires or other conductors.

  5. 1cyacya7 Says:

    Electricity is energy caused by the movement of electrons and protons. Electrons and protons are inside an atom. An atom is made up of a nucleus. Inside a nucleus there is protons and neutrons. There is a cloud surrounding the nucleus that has electrons in it. When the electrons in the atom jump to another atom, electricity is formed. There are differences between static and current electricity. Static electricity is a short burst of electricity and is caused by friction. Current electricity flows through a pathway and can be dangerous that your house could catch on fire. To build a simple circuit you would need a load, a wire, and a source of power. You would connect on wire to the positive side of a battery that also connects to the light bulb (load). You would need another wire to connect to the negative side of the battery that connects to the light bulb (load). Then the light bulb will glow because the electrons will be able to flow through the circuit.

  6. Cbass7 Says:

    Electricty is the movement of electrons throughout the atom. Current electricity is a continous flow of energy which creates light, like the light in your house or school. Static electricity is a quick short burst of energy like when you get shocked, or lightning striking. To build an electric circuit you would need a battery, two wires, and a lightbulb. The different types of enrgy are wind, geothermal, water, and electric energy.

  7. Carson Says:

    Electricity is the movement of electrons jumping from one atom to another. Electrons move at the speed of light, and if Einstein’s theory of E=mc(squared) is correct, the electrons (matter) should give off energy. There are two types of electricity, static and current. Static is a short burst of energy, such as when someone rubs their feet on the carpet and touches something metal. Current electricity is a continuous flow of electrons in a circuit, like when you turn on a lamp or electrical appliance. A circuit is a series of wires, a load, and a battery. There are two types of circuits, simple and parrallel. A simple circuit is composed of two wires, one or more loads, and one or more batteries. To build a simple circuit, wires are connected to either side of the load and battery, one wire to positive, one wire to negative. This circuit is rarely used in modern electrical appliances and is very vunerable to snapping. A parallel circuit is a circuit composed of four or more wires, two or more loads, and one or more batteries. To build a parallel circuit both loads are connected to each other and the battery. This circuit is often used in modern electrical appliances and does not short often. An optional piece of circuitry is a switch, which controls the flow of the circuit. The switch can be placed anywhere in the circuit. Electricity is a wonderous thing produced in many ways, like geothermal, wind, solar, nuclear fission, and hydrodical.

  8. Blake B Says:

    current electricity is like a river of energy going to one place. Static electricity is different because it is a quick burst of energy. You use current electricity to do your blog, e-mail, and watching the Bulldogs BEAT the Gators (John).
    Blake

  9. awesome2000 Says:

    Electricity is cause by electrons fling off one cell and onto another making them uneven .there are two main types of electricity,static and current,static is a short burst and current is a long shock.

  10. jphe123 Says:

    Do you ever ask yourself, what is electricity? Well, electricity is an electric charge. This charge happens in result of the movement of electricity! There are two kinds of electricity, static and current electricity. Static electricity is when you rub a balloon on your hair and then hold it up to the wall and it sticks there! That’s static electricity. Remember when you where little and you went down those plastic slides and when you came out of the slide your hair was sticking up straight! That’s static electricity too! Static electricity is a quick bolt of electricity! Current electricity is a continuous flowing stream of electricity that uses a switch if the wire is cut. If the wire is cut youuse a switch to turn the circuit on and off.

  11. gracie3456 Says:

    Electricity is the flow of electrons from one object to another. The difference between static and current electricity is, static electricity is a quick burst, current electricity a continues flow of electricity. To build an electric circuit you need a power source, a conductor, an insulator, and a switch. I learned that electricity has to do a lot with atoms.

  12. Walker Weldon Says:

    Here are some helpful facts about electricity.This is how Static and Current electricity are different.The diffrence is electrons protons and neutrons, in the grid it is a negative charge(electrons and neutrons) and in static its positive(protons and neutrons) wich is why it is harder to use static for electricity for power. This is also why if you rub a balloon on your hair then hold infront of an outlet the balloon may pop and zap you bad. DO NOT TRY THIS IT WAS A BAD EXPERIANCE THAT HAPPENED TO A FRIEND! Static Electricity — A condition that exists when electrons are
    displaced and remain so. Static electricity is usually the result of
    friction. Lightning is an example of static electricity. Static electricity
    makes your hair stand on end. If you take an inflated balloon and rub it on your head, it will cling to your clothes. Or try turning on the faucet a bit and hold a comb close to — but not in — the water. Notice how the water is “pulled” toward the comb. This is because the static electrical charge in the comb is attracting electrons
    in the water.

    Current Electricity — A constant flow of electrons.
    Direct current (DC) means the electrons move in one direction.
    Alternating current (AC) means the electrons flow in both directions.

  13. Christie Carpenter Says:

    What is electricity? Electricity is A form of energy caused by the movement of electrons. There are two different kinds of electricity: current and static. Current electricity is electricity that helps you see things for a long period of time. Static electricity is a quick burst of electricity that can shock you or even hurt you.

  14. Theawsomeone54 Says:

    Electricity is a form of energy. It is caused by electrons moving between atoms. Static electricity is one short burst of energy, and is uncontrollable. Current electricity powers most everything. It travels along a pathway running between positive and negative. It lasts longer than static electricity and can be used with A circuit. To make a basic circuit, you put a wire to the load, like a lightbulb, then connect the wire to the positive end of the battery. You also connect a wire to the negative end of the battery and run it to the load, or lightbulb.

  15. kelseydex Says:

    Energy is a flow of electrons from one place to another. There are 2 different kinds of electricity-static and current. The difference between the 2 are, static is a quick burst of energy and current is a flow of electricity. To power an electric circuit, you need a power source, a voltage, switch, conductor, and an insulator. There are 2 kinds of electric circuits, 1. Series circuit-a single path for electricity connects two or more different light bulbs or other devices. 2. Parallel circuit-an electric current that can follow two or more different paths.

    -Kelsey D.

  16. Grace Ann Says:

    Electricity is the movement of electrons from one atom to another. There is current and static electricity. Static is a quick burst of energy and current stays lit. In order to build a circuit you need to have wires, a bulb, a battery, and a switch.


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