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Electricity, Electricity

Electricity, Electricity: Schoolhouse Rock - Where Electricity Comes From

Music & Lyrics: Bob Dorough
Sung by: Zachary Sanders
Animation: Phil Kimmelman and Associates

Lyrics from:

When you're in the dark and you want to see,
You need uh...Electricity, Electricity
Flip that switch and what do you get?
You get uh...Electricity, Electricity
Every room can now be lit
With just uh...Electricity, Electricity

Where do you think it all comes from
This powerful...Electricity, Electricity
Through high wires to here it comes,
They're bringing uh... Electricity,
Every building must be wired to use it,
Uh...Electricity, Electricity
Power plants most all use fire to make it,
Uh...Electricity, Electricity
Burnin' fuel and usin' steam,
They generate...Electricity, Electricity
Turn that generator by any means,
You're making uh...Electricity, Electricity
A generator is a machine that contains a powerful magnet
that creates a magnetic field.
When wires are rotated rapidly through this field
then a current of electricity is produced.
Now, if we only had a superhero who could stand
here and turn the generator real fast, then we wouldn't
need to burn so much fuel to make...electricity.
Benjamin Franklin flying his kite
Was searching for...Electricity, Electricity.
He knew that it had somethin' to do with lightnin',
It's all uh...Electricity, Electricity.
Rubbin' a comb with wool of fur will give you a charge of
Electricity (static) Electricity
Strokin' a cat to make it purr, you're buildin' up static
Electricity, Electricity
Electricity at rest is called static electricity.
Like in the winter wearing a heavy coat,
You get a shock off the doorknob.
Or you scrape across a carpet
And sneak up on your very best friend,
And zap 'im on the ear with a shock of -
Electricity, Electricity
Current flowing to and fro, makes a circuit of
Electricity, Electricity.
Voltage is the pressure that makes it go.
It's pushin' uh...Electricity, Electricity...
Watts will tell you just how much
You'll be usin'
Uh...Electricity, Electricity.
Powerful stuff, so watch that plug! It's potent
Electricity, Electricity.
Electricity, Electricity.

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