What Do The Words Electricity, Charge, Positive, Battery Mean? - KitHub

What Do The Words Electricity, Charge, Positive, Battery Mean?

TED Ed Lesson - Electric Vocabulary

We all know the words around electricity -- “charge,” “positive,” “battery” and more. But where do they come from and what do they really mean? Let the history of these words illuminate the physics of electric phenomena.

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Resources

Here's a journal article about Physics Education. In it, you can read more details about the historical origins of electrical vocabulary: http://iopscience.iop.org/0031-9120/47/1/78/article

http://iopscience.iop.org/0031-9120/47/1/78/pdf/0031-9120_47_1_78.pdf

Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment is one of the foundational scientific explorations dealing with electricity. http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/info/kite.htm

http://fi.edu/franklin/scientst/electric.html

Jean-Antoine Nollet popularized science in France. His most famous illustration was an electric shock that passed through 180 of King Louis XV's Royal Guards.http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/417286/Abbe-Jean-Antoine-Nollet

About the Author

Tara Tiger Brown is a technologist and author exploring the intersection of the environment, education, and wellbeing. As founder and CEO of KitHub, she develops STEAM education programs focused on hands-on learning and environmental monitoring.