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Publication #4HEGM30

The Power of Electricity Member's Manual1

Sandra Fry and Lucinda Harris2

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Nearly everyone is familiar with the word ENERGY, yet few people know what it really is. Energy, simply put, is the rate at which work is done. Work is the effort to produce or accomplish something.

The Power of Electricity Member's Manual is under Revision and a new pdf will be out soon.

Because energy is so important today we are going to leave this pdf online until the new comes online.

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This document is 4HEGM30, one of a series of the 4-H Youth Development Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date June 1996. Revised January 2009. Reviewed July 2018. Visit the EDIS website at


Sandry Fry, 4-H Agent-Palm Beach County and Lucinda Harris, 4-H Agent-Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension. Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.