Energy

Electricity for Kids – What is a Transformer?

A transformer can make an electric current smaller or larger. As an electric current flows along the wires from a power station, it loses energy. A large current loses much more energy than a small current. So power stations use transformers to reduce the current. Transformers do this by increasing the voltage. When the voltage …

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Electricity for Kids – What is Electric Wire?

Do you know how water gets to the faucets on your kitchen sink?It comes through pipes.Pipes let water flow in the direction we want it to go.How do we make electricity flow in the direction we want it to go? The electrical energy we call “electricity” is made in huge power stations.What connects the electric sockets …

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