What is Electricity?

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Key takeaways
Understand what electricity is and where electricity is used.
Describe the different types of electricity and provide an overview of alternating and direct current.
How to answer questions on electricity and its properties.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

Electricity is used nearly every minute of the day in our homes or even in our pockets on phones! In this class, students will look at what electricity actually is and the forms that it can take. Students will also look at electricity in different contexts, such as in nature, in our bodies and in electronic devices. This class is aimed at students in Years 7 - 9 but is a great class for everyone as electricity is everywhere!

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 7 - 9.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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