Electricity is a physical phenomenon that plays an important role in making modern life convenient. It powers almost all of the appliances that you use in your daily life like microwave, TV, Air Conditioner etc. It travels at the speed of light that is more than 186,000 miles per second. It always tries to find the easiest path to the ground. Benjamin Franklin is credited with the discovery of electricity as he proved that lightning is a form of electrical energy with his kite experiment. The electric current is a flow of electric charge and the unit of measuring it is ampere.
Fun Facts: –
- It plays an important role in the functioning of the human heart. Muscle cells are contracted by the electricity running through in our body.
- Volt is the unit of electric force that measures the potential strength of the current.
- Water is not actually a conductor but the impurities make it conduct electricity.
- Coal is the biggest source of energy in the world to produce electricity. It is burned in furnaces that boil water and the steam spins turbines attached to generators.
- Electricity can be produced by the wind, water, the sun, and animal poop also.
- Lightning is a discharge of electricity in the atmosphere.
- An electric eel can produce a shock of more than 500 volts.
- An American inventor, William Morrison built the very first successful electric car in 1891.
- Electrocuted is a term made up of two different words ‘electro’ and ‘executed’ that means killed by electricity.
- The first power plant was built in 1882, owned by Thomas Edison.
- Iceland is the first and only country that relies solely on renewable sources for electricity.
- The Statue of Liberty was the first ever lighthouse that used electricity in 1886.
- Alessandro Volta discovered the first ever electric battery.