Electricity & water experiment
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In this experiment, we added salt to the water to make the bulb light. When a source of electricity has higher voltage than your D-cell batteries, the electricity will travel through water with or without salt in it. So, if lightning struck a lake, or a blow dryer fell in the sink, electricity would travel through the water. Anyone touching that water could be electrocuted. (Electrocution means fatal contact with electricity.)
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