What is electricity

Electricity is a very convenient form of energy and is now the preferred form of energy used by people, homes, business, cities, and industry.

This resource has been produced to allow you to investigate electricity. Depending on what you know already, you can choose from the available pages to get more information as you need.

The pages are arranged in an ordered sequence so you can build your knowledge as you progress through the pages. You will notice some quizzes, interactive learning activities and experiments on the right-hand side of each page.

If you're up for a challenge, there are some extension activities.

For Students in Years 7 and 8
A convenient form of energy
Magnetism
Simple electric circuits
Electric circuit symbols
Sources of electrical energy
Batteries and moving charges
Conductors and Insulators
Safety considerations

Electrical cord