Electricity for Kids: Fun Experiments, Free Games, and More!

Written by Stephan Aarstol

Billions of people around the world wake up every day, flip a light switch, and then make their way to the kitchen for breakfast, where they open a refrigerator, turn on a coffee pot or stove, and sit down to look at their computer or phone. None of these things would be possible without electricity. Ideas revolving around electricity's presence started way back in ancient Greece, but scientists learn more about it to this day. Thomas Edison and other inventors made electricity more useful for people. It has been used for energy for around 100 years, and before that, it was thought of as a type of fire. Some of the biggest inventions in the history of all time include the light bulb and the computer, and as people learn more and more about electricity it becomes easier to use it for good.