What is Electricity? - Lesson for Kids


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Electricity is made when _____ are moving.

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1. Which form of electricity moves through a conductor?

2. Wires are _____, which means that electricity can travel easily through them.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are two main types of electricity. This quiz will ask you questions about the different types of electricity and how it's made.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Know how electricity is made
  • Name the electricity form that moves through a conductor
  • Understand what wires are
  • Remember what kind of electricity is made when you rub a balloon against your hair
  • Identify the machine that makes electricity with a spinning magnet

Skills Practiced

The skills you'll use with this quiz include:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about electricity to describe how it's made
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read information about what wires are and understand it
  • Information recall - remember what you know about the type of electricity that moves through a conductor

Additional Learning

The lesson called What is Electricity? - Lesson for Kids gives you more information about electricity. This lesson will help you:

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  • Know what lightning is
  • Learn how power plants work