Investigating Electricity

Investigating Electricity

by Sally M. Walker
     
 

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Electricity powers lights, computers, and television sets. But have you seen how electricity can make objects stick together? Or make other objects pull apart? Now you can! Explore electricity with the fun experiments you'll find in this book. As part of the Searchlight Books™ collection, this series sheds light on a key science question—How Does Energy

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Electricity powers lights, computers, and television sets. But have you seen how electricity can make objects stick together? Or make other objects pull apart? Now you can! Explore electricity with the fun experiments you'll find in this book. As part of the Searchlight Books™ collection, this series sheds light on a key science question—How Does Energy Work? Hands-on experiments, interesting photos, and useful diagrams will help you find the answer!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
Science is becoming more important in curriculum for younger children. As part of a series titled "Searchlight Books: How Does Energy Work?" this book precisely explains the properties, uses and importance of electricity. Each of the four chapters uses text, clear colored photographs and experiments to present a combined learning process. Many pages contain sidebars that provide additional facts or ask questions relating to the text. The second chapter centers on atoms and plainly explains how atoms are made up of protons, neurons and electrons. Electrical charges are the subject of chapter three and simple experiments demonstrate how static electricity works. In the last chapter readers learn how currents and circuits operate. The need for conductors and insulators is also covered. An experiment that uses a battery illustrates how current flows to produce a steady flow of electricity. Additional resources include a glossary, index, bibliography and three websites. The attractive cover that pictures a surge protector and three plugs will certainly draw the attention of youngsters who have an interest in energy. Teachers should find the book helpful for teaching a unit on energy. If the budget can cover the rather high price, add this to the collection. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761378716
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2011
Series:
How Does Energy Work? Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Sally M. Walker has been a children's book writer for over 20 years. Most of her books are nonfiction and present various science topics to young readers. Fossil Fish Found Alive is the story of the hunt for the elusive fish called the coelacanth. Sally also enjoys combining science investigation with historical topics. Her book Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, which won the 2006 Robert F. Sibert Medal, tells about the history, loss, and re-discovery of the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in battle. Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland takes readers on archaeological expeditions, where the forensic analysis of colonial settlers' bones helps us to understand their lives. Sally especially enjoys writing narrative nonfiction that captures the reader's attention with a true story.

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