One fact about electricity is that it travels at the speed of light, which measures approximately 186,000 miles per second. Despite popular belief, Benjamin Franklin did not discover electricity. He simply proved lightni... More » Science Physics Electricity

Solar power can be used to heat water and other fluids as well as buildings. Solar cells, also known as photovoltaic cells, convert the energy of light into electricity and are used to power everything from buildings to ... More » Education K-12

Wind energy is a renewable source of energy that does not produce any harmful by-products. People capture wind energy by using turbines. As the wind turns the blades of a turbine, it generates energy to power a generator... More » Science Environmental Science Sustainability

Some fun electricity facts for kids are electricity travels at the speed of light, it always tries to find the easiest path to ground and it can be produced from wind, water, the sun and even animal feces. Also, two like... More »

One fact for kids about solar energy is that it is energy harvested from the sun. When the sun's rays, also known as solar radiation, reach the Earth, the energy is converted using appropriate technology into heat and el... More » Science Physics Electricity

Electricity travels at the speed of light, which is 186,000 miles per second. This is because electricity is electromagnetic radiation just like light. Electricity is the flow of electrons through a conducting wire such ... More »

In a vacuum, the speed of light is 186,282 miles per second. This is equal to 299,792 kilometers per second or about 670,616,629 miles per hour. More »