Science - Electricity
Today we are starting to learn about electricity.
The term 'electricity' is derived from a term first used by William Gilbert in 1600 to describe static electricity. The discovery that lightning is electrical was made by Benjamin Franklin in 1759.
An English scientist, Michael Faraday, was the first one to realise that an electric current could be produced by passing a magnet through a copper wire.
It was Thomas Edison who invented the electric light bulb in 1879.
Today many of the things we use are powered by electricity.
Look around you home and complete this task. Ask another member of your family to complete the task and compare your answers. Why might they be different?