Electricity Informative Speech Essay example

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Informative Speech Outline

I. Introduction

A. Attention Getter: Jane Brox said, “Time and task were both disorienting. For if you were to remove everything from our lives that depends on electricity to function, homes and offices would become no more than the chambers and passages of limestone caves… simple shelter from wind and rain. No way to keep out cold, or heat, for long. No way to preserve food, or to cook it. The things that define us, that without their purpose, they lose the measure of their beauty and we are left alone in the dark with countless useless things.” (Jane Brox, Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light)

B. Thesis Statement: Today I will inform you about the significance of electricity
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owe their existence to electricity. Electricity is widely used in cutting and chaffing of crops.

b. Impact: Electricity has not only changed the way of farming, but, in fact it has mechanized farming.

Transition: Now that I have told you a little about how scientists have begun to harness electricity and use it to our advantage, I will now talk about electricity’s legacy and impact on human civilization.

C. Topic Sentence: Electricity is like a drug and we, society are the junkies unable to live without a fix and totally dependent on electricity in almost every way possible.

1. Claim: Electricity has become a household necessity in many places around the globe.

a. Support: As Melinda Beck stated on January 11, 2011, from http://online.wsj.com (Which has 34 Pulitzer Prizes) pointed out, electricity is used in a variety of ways. It is used to power everything from batteries in a child's toy to powering NASA's super computers.

b. Impact: Electricity has become important for everyone, even children.

2. Claim: Our power dependent society would face many problems if we were to have a power outage for any extended amount of time.

a. Support: As, Marc Lavine, Phillip Szuromi, and Robert Coonts, from http://www.sciencemag.org (Has more than 3.7 million unique browsers to Science online each month) pointed out on November