• Levels 1-2
  • 25 Jun 2023
  • 1 min read

Introducing electrical energy

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We use electrical energy to power everyday appliances and devices. This type of energy is the rapid movement of electrons (tiny particles in atoms) that create a current. It is this current that is used to power our lights, heaters and devices. Moving the electrons is the key to producing the current and therefore we need to understand how we make the electrons move. There are different ways to make this happen using magnets, turbines and chemicals within batteries.  

This resource explores the concepts of electrical energy and encourages students to explore their own use of this energy. They will discover the electrical appliances in their environment (at school and at home) and how electricity is produced.