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Electricity is the flow of energy that powers almost everything around us. It’s like a river of energy that can be used to do work. For example, when you flip a light switch, electricity flows from the power lines outside your house to the lightbulb, making the bulb light up. Electricity is also used to power machines, like washing machines and computers. Without electricity, these machines would not be able to work. Electricity is created by generators. Generators use a fuel, like coal or natural gas, to create a spinning motion. This spinning motion causes magnets to move around a metal coil, producing electricity. Electricity can also be stored in batteries. Batteries are like small containers that can hold a certain amount of electricity. You can think of a battery like a bucket full of energy. Fun Fact: The first battery was invented in 1799 by Italian physicist Alessandro Volta!