BrainPOP

Current Electricity

You plug in to play video games. You plug in to watch TV. But where exactly does electricity come from? Where is it made? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you about current electricity. You’ll learn about the different sources of mechanical energy, and the difference between alternating and direct current. You'll discover how power plants use coils and turbines to make high voltage currents and how electricity gets to your house safely so you can plug in and use it. Plus, you’ll see why it’s so important to conserve electricity! So, tune in – this movie is electric!

Learn More:

What are "currents"?

How does my house get electricity?

Can you tell me about power outages?