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What is Electricity?

Posted by on February 17, 2012


What is electricity? Electricity is energy made out of ¬†flowing electrons. That’s a kind of atom. Did you know that we use electricity every single day? Hard to believe but it’s true. In this report you will learn more about electricity. You will also learn about potential energy, kinetic energy, and energy conservation. Sounds interesting right? Well if it does sound interesting, read on to find more about electricity!

Potential Energy

What’s potential energy you ask? Potential energy is energy stored in an object. For instance, when you ride a bike down a hill you are using potential energy. A wagon also has energy when it is going down something steep. Those are both examples of potential energy. Just don’t test it because you could get really hurt because if you fall you could break your neck and we don’t wan’t that to¬†happen. Now let’s talk about kinetic energy!

Kinetic Energy

What is kinetic energy? Kinetic energy is what you use to move. You use it just about every single second of the day. I am using kinetic energy right now while I am typing this essay about electricity. Did you know that kinetic energy can be converted into potential energy? Here’s an example. When a roller coaster car starts to go up a roller coaster, it reach’s its maximum kinetic energy. When it starts to go down a drop it is converted into potential energy! That sounded like a pretty good example. Kinetic enrgy is very important for our lives. Now lets talk about energy conservation!

Energy Conservation

How can we conserve our energy? Well there are a lot of ways that you can conserve energy. You can conserve energy by not taking long showers. You can also conserve energy by turning off the TV when you are done with it, and by not turning lights on and off and on and off. That’s a lot of ways that you can can conserve energy! Energy is important and we have to not waste it.


Now you have learned about potential energy, kinetic energy, and energy conservation. Let’s review it! Energy conservation is what you need to do if you don’t want to waste energy. Kinetic energy is energy of motion. Potential energy is energy stored in an object. That sounded about right. If you want to learn more you can go online, but for now just look at my report.

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One Response to What is Electricity?

  1. rebeccab

    Wow!I never knew that you can conserve energy by not taking showers. I like how you added so much information. Keep up the good work!

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