ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5


Electricity is like a magical invisible force that can power our lights, televisions, computers and many other things. It comes from power plants that use things like wind, water, or sunlight to turn a big wheel inside the power plant. This big wheel is connected to a generator, which is like a machine that takes the power from the wheel and turns it into electricity. The electricity then travels along power lines, which are like roads above the ground, to our homes and schools. When it reaches our houses, it can be used to power our lights, TV, and appliances.