Operating Kitchen Equipment
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HOW ELECTRICITY WORKS
Electricity is the energy source which powers all of the kitchen appliances we use from refrigerators to the smallest appliances such as the electric carving knife or can opener. What makes each of these appliances run cannot be seen with the naked eye. It involves a very very tiny particle called the atom. Each atom contains even tinier particles called electrons, protons and neutrons. Protons and neutrons stick with their atoms, but electrons jump from one atom to the next. It is only called electricity if the electrons are moving from one atom to the next. Without movement, no force is created. A simple game will illustrate this concept to the students.