Electricity Facts for Kids – 5 Energetic Facts about Electricity

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Have you ever wondered how electricity work? Here are energetic electricity facts for kids.

Electricity Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: Lightning

Lightning is very powerful, if we could harness its power it could power 1000 houses for a whole year! That’s a lot of power!

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Lightning phenomenon near city And ocean

Electricity Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: Pharaohs Used Electricity

The Egyptians knew about electricity! They noticed the power that came from touching an electric eel! They even used to use this as a cure for a headache, I think I’ll stick to a lie down instead!

Electricity Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Electricity Run our Body

We have electricity inside us all! Our hearts muscles work by being contracted by electricity in our bodies, and the little machines you might have seen in hospitals measuring your heart beat are actually measuring the electric pulses!

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Electricity Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: Why Birds Can Sit on Power Lines Safely?

Do you know why birds are able to sit on power lines safely? It’s because they are only touching one, if they touched two at once then they would create a circuit and electricity would jump through them – that would be really dangerous!

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Closeup shot of a European robin bird on a winter day standing on a power line with one foot

Electricity Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: Electric Eels and Sharks

Electric eels aren’t the only electric animals! Sharks actually have little receptors all over their bodies that can pick up the electric pulses that are happening in smaller fish all around them so they don’t actually have to see their prey to catch it!

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We hope you enjoyed learning more things about electricity as much as we loved teaching you about them. Now that you know how majestic the universe is, you can move on to learn about other STEM articles like: Chemical Reactions, Acids and Bases, Electromagnetic Waves and States of Matter.

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