Electricity reading comprehension

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  2. By Elsa Novia Barata
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Electricity What is electricity? Electricity is energy. It flows from place to place. It can be stored to be used somewhere else. Many things use electricity, like lights, radios, cars and trains. How is electricity made? Electricity is made by: • Burning oil and coal; • Using wind and sun power. Oil and coal will run out. Burning them can hurt animals and people. Wind and sun power will not run out. Using them does not hurt animals and people. Where is electricity made? It is made in power stations, wind farms and solar panels. It flows along metal wires to where it is needed, like homes and schools. Facts: • Electricity is measured in volts. • It is stored in huge grids. • You can get an electric shock from it. • Electricity travels well through some metal wires.

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Electricity Questions 1. Name one thing that needs electricity to work.   2. What is burned to make electricity?   3. Apart from wind power, what other power is used to make electricity?   4. Name one good reason to use wind power.   5. What sort of wires does electricity flow through?   6. What is electricity measured in?  

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Electricity What is electricity? Electricity is a type of energy. It flows from one place to another. It can be stored in batteries and used when it is needed. Many things run on electricity. Lights, radios, cars, trains, and many more, use electricity to work. How is electricity made? Source Facts • These will run out. Oil and coal • Burning them causes harm to animals and people. • These will last for a long, long time. Wind and sun power • They do not cause harm to people or animals. Where is electricity made? It is made in power stations, wind farms and solar panels. It is carried along wires to where it needs to be used, like homes and schools. Facts: • Electricity is measured in volts. • It is stored in huge grids. • You can get an electric shock from it. • Electricity travels well through some metal wires.

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Electricity Questions 1. What is electricity?   2. What can it be stored in?   3. Name 2 things which need electricity to work.   4. Name one thing that is not good about burning oil and coal to make electricity.   5. Name one thing that is good about using wind and sun power to make electricity.   6. Write one place where electricity is made.   7. Why can electricity be dangerous?