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figgy
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does electricity move better through thick wires or thin wires?

my son did an experiment connecting flashlight bulbs to D-batteries with steel wool to see what the answer would be. the thinner steel wool "wire" bulb lit up brighter. why??? we thought it would be the thicker one.
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> 60 days ago

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dees1
dees1 writes:
Letâs make an analogy with the wires. Let the wires be like a river. If itâs a small stream it can only let so much water past. While on a large river it can transport more current and even faster. Two wires made of the same substance, but of different sizes will not transfer electrons equally, because there is less metal to conduct the electricity in the smaller wire. Also, metal has shared electrons, this is why metal reflects light the way it does, and why it works so well as a conductor, the electricity literally just flows right through it!

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dees1
dees1 writes:
Let us make an analogy with the wires. Let the wires be like a river. If it is a small stream it can only let so much water past. While on a large river it can transport more current and even faster. Two wires made of the same substance, but of different sizes will not transfer electrons equally, because there is less metal to conduct the electricity in the smaller wire. Also, metal has shared electrons, this is why metal reflects light the way it does, and why it works so well as a conductor, the electricity literally just flows right through it!

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genermcmillan
genermcmillan writes:
Thickness of the wire make relation with the resistance. If thickness is high then resistance is also high.
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padmav_1 writes:
How  to do a agritule working mode for science experiments?
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