How Electricity Works
Electricity makes many of the things we take for granted possible. Your house is filled with electrical outlets, and the cars you rely on wouldn't start without the electricity produced by their batteries. So how exactly does electricity work? Start your education with some electricity basics. Learn about key terms including generators, volts, and amps. You'll also learn about circuits, watts, kilowatt-hours, and ohms. Finally, read about direct current versus alternating current and electrical grounding.