ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

electric current

Electric current is like water flowing through a pipe. It's a flow of energy. Imagine electricity like a river that flows and carries energy with it. All electricity needs is a path for it to flow through, kind of like a pipe. The pipe is made of things like wires. When electricity flows through the wires, it gives us energy that can be used to power things like lights and our homes.