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Explore Electricity!


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Timeline Introduction: Let's Explore Electricity Chapter 1: Static Electricity Chapter 2: Currents Chapter 3: Circuits Chapter 4: Electromagnetism Chapter 5: Motors and Generators Chapter 6: Earth-Friendly Electricity Glossary Resources Index

About the Author

Carmella Van Vleet is the author of several books for Nomad Press including Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself, Explore Ancient Egypt!, Seven Wonders of the World, and Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself. Her work has been featured in Highlights, Parenting, and Scholastic Instructor. Carmella lives in Lewis Center, Ohio. Bryan Stone is a cartoonist who graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies. He has illustrated several books for Nomad Press including Explore Night Science!, Explore Rivers and Ponds!, Explore Rocks and Minerals!, Explore Flight!, and Explore Electricity!. Bryan lives in Hartland, Vermont.


National Science Teachers Association Recommends "Explore Electricity! is written for an elementary age level, but middle school students would enjoy learning about historical background on electricity while completing the electricity projects. The contents of this book will captivate students with the electrifying topics... This book is a well--written resource for classroom teachers, students, and parents." Booklist "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..." Bookloons "Both home schooling families and teachers will find this book a handy aid when it comes to teaching a youngster about electricity." Dr. Karen Panetta, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts University "Power, energy and electronics dominate our lives, yet very few people understand how electricity works or the exciting opportunities waiting out there for future electrical engineers to conquer. These fun, low-cost projects are a great way to engage your entire family to learn about and appreciate the great innovations electricity has brought to our lives." Marla Conn, educational consultant "Explore Electricity! gives students the opportunity to learn about electricity and its impact on society--past, present, and future. Will make a perfect supplemental text for the STEM program grades 4--8." Troy McBride, Chief Technology Officer, SustainX, Inc. & Norwich Technologies, Inc. "This is the kind of book that we need--hands-on science and technology written for children."

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