Understanding Electricity

Billy Bright Spark

Want to know more about electricity through the ages? Our History Timeline charts everything from Faraday to the first microwave oven, and beyond!

Interested in how everyday objects use electricity to work? Explore our 'How do electrical objects work?' section to find out how a torch lights up, or how your doorbell rings. After that, why not try your hand at our Circuit Builder?

Finally, find out more about the process of lighting up your house in 'How Electricity gets to your Home'.


How Electricity Gets to Your Home