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Explore electricity!

by Van Vleet, Carmella.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 537 VANVLE
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 537 V373
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Given the pace of how we harness and utilize electricity, as well as the importance of developing new sources of energy, electricity is a timely subject for kids to explore. In Explore Electricity! With 25 Great Projects , kids ages 6-9 will learn the basics of electricity: currents, circuits, power, magnetism and electromagnetism, motors and generators. They'll become more attuned to how much they rely on electricity in their daily lives. They'll also understand that while electricity is a wonderful resource, and one we've used to our advantage ever since it was discovered, the future of how we make and use electricity is still changing and there are things they can do today to impact these changes.

This title invites kids to experiment on their own with 25 simple projects that will "spark" their learning and enthusiasm, including making their own clothespin switch, lemon battery, compass, electromagnet, and flashlight, as well as generating their own "lightning." These hands-on activities combined with informational text will excite kids about STEM? the interrelated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Let's explore electricity
Static electricity
Motors and generators
Earth-friendly electricity.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "With a heavy emphasis on STEM and engaging trivia, this well-designed title is a quality introduction to the basics of electricity. Van Vleet puts humankind's fascination with electricity in historical context and briefly discusses our dependency on electrical energy. Circuits, electromagnetism, batteries, and lightning are all topics explored in informational text with embedded experimental projects. Each project provides a list of easily obtained materials and a procedure clearly delineated step-by-step. Readers are encouraged to record scientific findings in their own science journal a template is provided for applying the scientific method. Practical advice for understanding horsepower and mitigating static electricity makes the book's content relevant and accessible, while unfamiliar words are defined both in the sidebars and in a glossary. An appealing resource on a timely topic, this encourages young readers to think critically about the marvels that occur around them every day.--Anderson, Erin Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Explore your world! (White River Junction, Vt.)
Subjects Electricity -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher White River Junction, VT :Nomad Press,2013
Contributors Stone, Bryan (Bryan A.), illustrator.
Audience Ages 6-9.
Language English
Notes " With 25 great projects"--Cover.
Description v, 90 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographic references and index.
ISBN 1619301806
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