Making a Circuit

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This book looks at electrical circuits, examining what the are, how we use them and how they work. The book considers a range of examples that will be familiar to young readers, and also includes basic circuit diagrams and photographs of simple circuits to explain the scientific concepts behind electricity in a clear, concise way.

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Overview

This book looks at electrical circuits, examining what the are, how we use them and how they work. The book considers a range of examples that will be familiar to young readers, and also includes basic circuit diagrams and photographs of simple circuits to explain the scientific concepts behind electricity in a clear, concise way.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Tina Chan
A light switch is turned on, and light appears. How does this happen? Through an electric circuit, or a loop that electricity flows around, electricity flows through conductors. Examples of conductors are copper, steel, and aluminum. Conductors have insulators that protect electricity from escaping. Insulators include plastic, ceramic, and rubber. An electric circuit is made up of components that are connected by wires. For example, components of a flashlight are a wire, bulb, and battery. When components are connected to make a circuit, electricity flows around the circuit. However, electricity does not flow on its own. They need batteries to make it flow. Circuit diagrams can be drawn to make an electric circuit. The components are illustrated with symbols, and lines are drawn to show how components are connected to each other. A circuit can be made based on the circuit diagram. It may be fun to create a circuit, but household circuits are very powerful and dangerous. Luckily, household circuits have a circuit breaker that turns off electricity in an emergency. Large, vivid color illustrations are shown to correspond with the text. Illustrations enhance the story and they are appropriate for the age group. A glossary is included to introduce words that may be unfamiliar to readers. Although most of the words are age appropriate, an adult may be needed to help pronounce and comprehend some words in the table of contents, glossary, sources listed for more information, and index. Part of the "It's Electric!" series. Reviewer: Tina Chan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432956790
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: It's Electric! Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 780,500
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Electricity and Circuits 4

Conductors and Insulators 6

A Simple Circuit 8

Making Electricity Flow 10

Components 12

Making Connections 14

Switching On and Off 16

Circuit Diagrams 18

Building a Circuit 20

Series and Parallel 22

Household Circuits 26

Safety with Circuits 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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