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WHAT IS ELECTRICITY Electricity is a form of energy Thats because we can use electricity to do things for us like run machines and computers Electricity also can be transformed into other types of energy such as heat or light and is used to heat our homes light our cities and towns and power the computers we are using Electricity is the type of energy that is invisible Its made of moving electrons that are so small and move so fast that we cannot see them The electricity that GPU provides travels through the wires you see on tall poles and towers around your town or city Sometimes they go down in a fenced-off area that is full of large metal boxes lots of electrical wires equipment and other stuff These areas are called substations and they change the power of electricity is before it gets to your home Electricity is the movement of billions of electrons Electrons are one component of an atom Atoms are the basic building blocks of all matter and are comprised on protons and neutrons in addition to electrons The protons and neutrons of an atom are housed in the centre of an atom called the nucleus Electricity is a phenomenon that is a result of the existence of electrical charge The theory of electricity and its inseparable effect magnetism is probably the most accurate and complete of all scientific theories The understanding of electricity has led to the invention of motors generators telephones radio and television X-ray devices computers and nuclear energy systems Electricity is a necessity to modern civilization How is Electricity Produced Electricity is a secondary source of energy that is created at a generating plant At the generating station primary sources of energy which include coal oil gas water and wind are converted to steam This steam provides the power to turn the blades of a device known as a
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