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How does electricity move?

Everything around us, including you, consists of positive and negative particles.

If an object contains the same number of positive and negative particles, it’s uncharged. In electric power stations, the negative particles are put in motion and the balance is disrupted. The negative particles then move from where there are too many to where there are too few. This is known as electricity. When electricity passes through a wire, that is known as current.

There is also such a thing as static charge. That means something is charged, without there being a current. You can create a static charge yourself by rubbing a balloon or a woolly jumper on your hair.