Electricity Homework 23/04/17


Its an amazing thing that is used daily by billions of people.

But what is it? How is it made? Is it dangerous?

This document will tell you everything you need to know about electricity.

What is electricity?

Electricity is a type of power which is used every day. It can be made by lots of sources and can occasionally be dangerous.

What are batteries?

Batteries are small metal containers filled with electricity. They are used to power things such as TV remotes of small lamps.

How is electricity made?

Electricity is made by many different things. A few of the main sources are:

Burning fossil fuels

Wind turbines

Water wheels

And many more.

Can electricity be dangerous?


Electricity can be dangerous in many ways, some being:

Open plug sockets causing electric shocks

Putting knifes in toasters can conduct electricity, causing an electric shock

Even things like leaving plug sockets turned on for a long time and letting devices overheat,can cause a unwanted fire!

So remember:

Turn plugs sockets off and unplug the devices when you are finished

Don’t let things like phones and tablets overheat

Don’t put things that conduct electricity, like metal silverware, in other electrical items, even if they are turned off.

Also remember to recycle tunings like used batteries!


I hope that this document on electricity has helped you better understand how to use electricity and how to stay safe when using it.


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