What is electricity?

We use electricity everyday. Can you think about how you’ve used electricity today?

Electricity is really important. Here is a list of some things that you will need electricity for:

  • Lighting and heating
  • Cooking our food  
  • Washing clothes
  • Televisions
  •  Games consoles
  • Computers and laptops

Electricity is everywhere. It runs across Northern Ireland on a network of pylons, substations, poles, overhead power lines and underground cables to our homes.

Electricity is also VERY dangerous if you come to close to it.

Learn how electricity is dangerous and how to stay safe

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