6th Class Science Electricity and Circuits

Electricity and Circuits

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Electricity and Circuits




  • Electricity is a form of energy widely used by man.


  • The simplest form of a circuit is when the two terminals of a cell are connected to the two terminals of a bulb through a switch.


  • In an electric circuit/the direction of current is taken from the positive terminal to the negative terminal of the source.


  • When a circuit is complete, current (charges) starts flowing. It stops flowing when the circuit breaks at a point.


  • A switch is used to break or complete a circuit.


  • Materials that allow electricity to pass through them are called conductors. Most of the metals and impure water are examples of conductors.


  • Materials that do not allow electricity to pass through them are called insulators. Dry wood, pure water, air and rubber are examples of insulators.


  • To represent an electric circuit certain symbols are being used. A list of few symbols are given below in the table.



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Notes - Electricity and Circuits

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