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Why do Electric Plugs Have Holes?

Why do Electric Plugs Have Holes?

Nobody really ever thinks about this, but why do electrical plugs have holes in them? Back in 1913, a scientist and inventor by the name of Harvey Hubbell patented the United States electrical plug socket. He was the original inventor of the two holes in US plugs...
Hydropower Energy

Hydropower Energy

Hydropower Energy What is hydropower? Hydropower is power that is generated from moving water such as rivers.   Renewable Energy Hydropower is a renewable energy source. This means that using a dam or a river to generate electricity doesn’t use up any...
Some words you need to know!

Some words you need to know!

Power Stations This is a place where electricity is created and sent to our homes and other places where it’s needed. Furnaces An enclosed structure that makes things very hot. Turbines This is a machine that creates continuous power in which a wheel, or something...
Lightning Is Powerful

Lightning Is Powerful

Here are some facts to light up your day! How hot is a lightning bolt?Only about 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit – roughly five times hotter than the surface of the sun! How much energy is in a lightning bolt?An average lightning bolt can release enough energy to...
The Most Amazing Electrical Component

The Most Amazing Electrical Component

THE HUMAN HEARTYou must have felt your own heart beating, well this actually works from electricity. Yes really, electricity! The Heart’s Electrical SystemTo make a heartbeat, an electrical signal is generated by the heart’s sinus node, which is a small...