What is Electric Current? - Definition, Unit & Types


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1. The transfer of electrical energy through a conductor:

2. The two types of current are:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of what electric currents are and major concepts related to them. You'll be assessed on your comprehension of electrical energy transfer and the types of electric current.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The definition of current
  • Types of electric current
  • Electrical energy transfer through conductors

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on electric currents
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as direct and alternating current
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding electric currents and conductors

Additional Learning

Take some time to view the lesson called What is Electric Current? - Definition, Unit & Types to further explore this topic. It covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how electric current is measured
  • Identify the unit of current
  • Understand how energy is transferred through a conductor
  • Differentiate among types of electric current