Nothing technical, no mathematics. Just an explanation of what electricity is. I am having a time understanding the whole idea of how electricity works because I don't understand what electricity is. Please don't just say energy or power or a technical answer I need something more tangible to understand.
It's mostly about electrons that are not too strongly anchored to atoms - mainly metallic elements have electrons like this - they have lots of "free" electrons and, importantly, electrons are negatively charged and that means when they flow there is a transport of charge (1.60217657 × 10-19 coulombs per electron). That flow of charge is electric current.
Electricity is a complex of several states of electrons. If you want "something more tangible" but "No technical stuff", you're out of luck.
The simplest explanation, as can undoubtedly be had online, on such pages as wikipedia, is that electricity is a combination of voltage and current. A voltage can be present and a current can flow.
Voltage is caused by a difference in electron-balance between two points, where one has too many and the other too few for its preferred configuration, where the connection with electrons too many is negative.
Current is caused by those electrons flowing through a wire or electronic device, where the direction of the current is denoted in the opposite direction from the flow of electrons.
The interaction of electrons and photons, (with some underlying nuclei holding it together.)
Materials in our world are made up of atoms. Atoms are made up of different particles, one of which is electrons. Electrons can be made to jump from atom to atom inside a material.
An electric field is the force that pulls electrons. Electricity is the movement of electrons in an electric field.
The measure of how fast the electrons are moving is called current. The measure of the strength of the electric field's force on the electrons is called voltage.
Electrons flow more freely in some materials than in others. Materials that allow electrons to flow easily are called conductors, and materials that do not allow electrons to flow as easily are called insulators.
Electricity is useful because it allows us to easily move energy from one place to another. Electrical energy is easily converted to other forms of energy, such as heat, light, or motion. To generate electrical energy, we can convert heat, light, motion, chemical, or nuclear energy into electrical energy.
In electrical design, we use both conductors and insulators to move energy where we want it to go. We also use conductors and insulators to convert electrical energy to other forms of energy.