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Station 5: Detecting electricity**

Danger - overhead live wires sign
At Station 5 there is a sign indicating that there is danger in the overhead live wires.

The electricity that is carried in the wires cannot be seen, however.

How do you know if electricity is flowing?

You could use a suitable light globe to test whether electricity was flowing, but even when a globe is not glowing there could still be some electricity flowing through it.

Activity 1: Making an electricity detector

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