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Magnetism & Electricity Vocabulary List & Definitions

 

current

The flow of electricity through a wire.
electricity Producing energy through charged particles.
electromagnet A metal core that's soft that creates a very strong magnet after a current passes through wire that is coiled around it.
electron A small particle that carries one unit of negative energy.
force Power that's active.
lodestone Natural magnetized materials that are used as magnets.
magnet An object made out of material such as iron that have magnetic properties.
attract To pull together with physical force.
battery An object that has an electric charge and can be used as energy.
repel To move or force back or away.
circuit The entire path or part of the path that over which an electric current flows.
compass A device used to show direction that contains a magnetized pointer.

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