- from Electricity
Flip on a light switch. Now flip it off. That simple On/Off action helps show electricity’s power.
Turn on a computer, a TV, or a hair dryer. They show electricity’s power, too. But most of the time, you can’t see electricity. You also can’t smell it, feel it, or hear it. Yet it’s hard at work.
Some scientists feel that the word electricity is misused. To them, the stuff coming out of a wall socket is electrical energy. Electrical energy comes from the movement of tiny, invisible particles called electrons. To understand electrical energy, you have to think very, very small.