Generating and Using Electricity

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In Generating and Using Electricity, we find out how electricity is generated from many sources, including waves, wind, and the Sun. Learn about electric charge, cells and batteries, generators, and electric motors. We see how power plants distribute electricity, how we get usable voltages in our homes, and how low-energy bulbs can reduce our energy consumption. And we discover cutting-edge technologies, such as plastic that conducts electricity, microbial fuel cells, and ...

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Overview

In Generating and Using Electricity, we find out how electricity is generated from many sources, including waves, wind, and the Sun. Learn about electric charge, cells and batteries, generators, and electric motors. We see how power plants distribute electricity, how we get usable voltages in our homes, and how low-energy bulbs can reduce our energy consumption. And we discover cutting-edge technologies, such as plastic that conducts electricity, microbial fuel cells, and generators that run at –196ºC (–321ºF).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432924881
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Why Science Matters Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 56
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 1100L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Electricity Matters 4

Charge! 6

Battery Power 12

Magnets and Wires 20

Power from Many Sources 26

Electricity Where It Is Needed 34

Electricity User 40

Summary 46

Facts and Figures 48

Find Out More 53

Glossary 54

Index 56

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