5th Grade Science Ch. 4
Vocabulary
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Vocabulary in
Grade Science
Ch. 4
Insulator
Electric Charge
Parallel Circuit
Electric Circuit
Static Electricity
Electric Current
Electric Field
Resistance
Conductor
Series Circuit
Electromagnet
Short Circuit
What do we call a flow of electric charge?
Electric Current
What do we call the measure of how much a
material opposes the flow of electric current?
Resistance
What do we call a material through which heat and
electricity flow easily?
Conductor
What do we call an electric circuit with two or more
paths for current?
Parallel Circuit
What do we call the area around electric charges
in which electric forces can act?
Electric Field
What do we call a basic property of the tiny
particles that make up matter; it can be positive or
negative?
Electric Charge
What do we call a continuous pathway that can
carry an electric current?
Electric Circuit
What do we call an electric circuit with only one
path that current can follow?
Series Circuit
What do we call a flaw in a circuit that enables
current to flow where it is not wanted?
Short Circuit
What do we call a material that slows the flow of
heat and electricity?
Insulator
What do we call the buildup of electric charges in
one place?
Static Electricity
What do we call a device made up of a currentcarrying wire coil around an iron core?
Electromagnet
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5th Grade Science Ch. 4 Vocabulary