These electrical energy videos reinforce basic concepts and support this hands-on science unit. First, kids learn that electricity travels in a circuit. Then they explore, batteries, light bulbs, conductors and insulators. In addition, students learn about simple, series, and parallel circuits. More Science Videos
6 Electricity Videos for Kids
Review of Electricity Videos for Kids
- circuit – a complete path around which electricity can flow
- conductor – material that allows electricity to flow
- insulator – material that does not allow electricity to flow
- resistor – material that restricts the flow of electricity
- series circuit – circuit with one path
- parallel circuit – circuit with more than one path
- Current electricity is the steady flow of electrons.
- Current electricity can only flow through a continual closed circuit.
- Circuits have four parts: energy source, conductors (wires), electrical load, and switch.
- Conductors allow electricity to flow well.
- Metal is a good conductor of electricity.
- Insulators do not allow electricity to flow well.
- Resistors limit the flow of electrons. As a result, light and heat energy may be released.
- A series circuit has only one path. Therefore, if one bulb goes out, the others will too.
- A parallel circuit has multiple paths. Therefore, if one bulb goes out, the others will remain lit.