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Electric vocabulary - James Sheils


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We all know the words around electricity -- “charge,” “positive,” “battery” and more. But where do they come from and what do they really mean? Let the history of these words illuminate the physics of electric phenomena.

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Meet The Creators

  • Director Biljana Labović
  • Animator Celeste Lai
  • Educator James Sheils
  • Narrator James Sheils

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