Max the Plug’s Electrical Facts

  • Electricity travels at the speed of light that is more than 186,000 miles per second!
  • A spark of static electricity can measure up to 3,000 volts.
  • A bolt of lightning can measure up to 3,000,000 volts, and it lasts less than one second!
  • Electricity always tries to find the easiest path to the ground.
  • Electricity can be made from wind, water, the sun and even animal dung!

A Few Facts About Max the Plug’s Favorite Historians

  • Benjamin Franklin was the first person to help people understand electricity and Thomas Edison changed the
    world with his invention of the electric light bulb.
  • Thomas Edison invented more than 2,000 new products, including almost everything needed for us to use electricity in our homes like light switches, fuses, light sockets and more.
  • The first power plant was owned by Thomas Edison and it opened in New York City in 1882.Ben
  • Benjamin Franklin didn’t discover electricity, but he did prove that lightning is a form of electrical energy.

More Fun Facts

  • The electricity we use in our homes comes from sources like oil, nuclear power, coal, natural gas, the sun, or other natural sources.
  • Wind and Water are other sources of energy, called mechanical energy.
  • Today we use electricity for heat, light and video games!
  • A long time ago before we generated electricity, fireplaces and pot-belly stoves kept homes warm, kerosene lamps and candles lit homes and food was kept cool in iceboxes or underground storage cellars.






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