“Explore electricity in this informational book jam-packed with facts, diagrams, images, and hands-on experiments. This is truly a comprehensive guide to electricity for students and would be useful in a science classroom.”
Always in the Middle
“Another winning title from Nomad Press. Electricity will certainly energize any young reader. . . . a book kids will come back to again and again. So much to learn and do!”
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Bookworm for Kids
“From static electricity to circuits and beyond, a broad spectrum of everything surrounding electricity comes to light with facts and hands-on possibilities.
And this book is packed with information. Not only are various aspects, theories, and facts, but there are links to videos and more. Questions sprinkled here and there invite to deeper thought, while vocabulary corners reinforce important terms. Extra accounts and side-information are held in extra frames to offer a well-rounded view into the themes. And there are several experiments at the end of each chapter, which give readers a chance to get hands on and explore on their own. Add a quick glossary/vocabulary quiz at the end of the book, and it's got a bit of everything needed to really dive into the subject.”
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School Library Connections
In addition to multiple ideas for projects available at the end of each chapter, there are games, journal ideas, flowcharts to help with planning, information about coding, and even jokes. All these "extras" will keep young readers interested and involved in the book. This is an excellent addition to any library serving elementary to middle grade students. Recommended.”
Praise for a previous edition of Electricity!
“With a heavy emphasis on STEM and engaging trivia, this well-designed title is a quality introduction to the basics of electricity.”
Detailed Book Description
It’s everywhere. In our homes, schools, offices, on the train, in our cars—even inside our bodies!
Electricity: Circuits, Static, and Electromagnets with Hands-On Science Activities explores the science of electricity and the technology we’ve developed to harness the energy to power our lives. By diving into the topics of static electricity, currents, circuits, electromagnetism, motors, and ways we might produce and use electricity in the future, kids ages 8 to 12 gain a full view of how electricity works and why it’s so important to human society.
And while it’s tempting to think electricity was invented by humans, it existed since before the earth was even formed! In this book, we’ll examine the electricity found in nature and even inside our own bodies.
Hands-on STEM activities, entertaining illustrations, essential questions, fascinating sidebars, and links to online resources and videos get kids hooked on the fascinating subject they all use in their daily lives—electricity!
Try these hands-on STEM activities!
- Build a water turbine
- Make a simple motor
- Build a capacitator
- Create a simple closed circuit
- Design a flashlight
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 112 pages
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Power of Zap!
Motors and Generators