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Using Electricity
     

Using Electricity

by Chris Oxlade
 

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This book looks at electricity examining what they are, the different types of batteries, and how we use them. The book considers a range of examples that will be familiar to young readers, and explains the scientific concepts behind batteries and electricity in clear, simple language.

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This book looks at electricity examining what they are, the different types of batteries, and how we use them. The book considers a range of examples that will be familiar to young readers, and explains the scientific concepts behind batteries and electricity in clear, simple language.

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Children's Literature - Tina Chan
Electricity plays an essential role in society. It provides people with tools to complete daily functions, from household electric machines to lights in streets and buildings. Although electricity can be found at school, home, work, and in factories, it is produced in power plants, wind farms, solar power stations, and hydroelectric power stations. Electricity travels through power lines, or thick cables, from power plants to cities and towns. Electricity is also used in transportation. Electric cars use large batteries, which powers an electric motor. Batteries and motors are also used in electric wheelchairs, trains, trolleys, and trams. As abundant as electricity may be, it is important to conserve electricity. In power plants, electricity is produced by burning materials called fossil fuels, which damages the environment. If people use less electricity, less fossil fuels will be burned. Safety is also important. Household electricity can cause injuries, but electricity in power lines and overhead cables can kill a person. Take precautions. Do not play with household electricity and do not remove any electric machine or gadget. 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432956813
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
It's Electric! Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,337,813
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
IG770L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Meet the Author

Chris Oxlade is an experienced author of non-fiction books for children. He has written more than 200 titles on science, technology, sports and hobbies, from encyclopedia articles to fun activity books.

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