These printable science flash cards feature basic terms for electricity and its measurements

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Questions | Answers |
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Electricity | The flow of electrons. |

Potential Difference | A measure of how much potential energy an electron has in one place compared to another place. The correct name for what is often called "voltage" or "electromotive force." |

Amps | Measurement of current flow through a conductor. |

Conductor | A substance or material that allows electrons, or electrical current, to flow through it. |

Circuit | The path followed by a flow of electric current. |

Power | Energy used to do work measured in watts. |

Ohm | A unit of electrical resistance defined as the resistance of a circuit with a voltage of one volt and a current flow of one ampere. |

Volt | A unit of electromotive force. The electrical potential needed to produce one ampere of current with a resistance of one ohm. |

Current | The movement of electrons in a conductor measured in Amperes. |

Joule | 1) Work done by the force of one neutron when its point of application moves through the distance of one meter in the direction of the force. 2) One watt-second. |

Watt | A unit for measuring electric power. |

Charge | Electricity produced by a surplus or a shortage of electrons in an object. |

Proton | A basic particle in an atom's nucleus that has a positive charge. |

Electron | A negatively charged particle that orbits the nucleus of an atom. The flow of electrons produces electricity. |

Neutron | A basic particle in an atom's nucleus that has a neutral electrical charge. |

Resistance | The opposition to current flow, expressed in ohms. |

Direct Current | Electric current in which electrons flow in one direction only. Opposite of alternating current. |

Alternating Current (AC) | Electric current that reverses directions at regular intervals. |

Insulator | Any material that will not allow electricity to easily flow through. |