Learning about Electricity
5 Stars | Children's | Educational | Non-Fiction | Science
I love how this book simplifies the concept of electricity and how it is created and provided for a home or community.
The pictures provided a wonderful visual for children to help comprehend a function that most people take for granted. Though not as complex as an electrical blueprint, obviously, the illustrations done by Carolyn Croll are still very nicely accomplished.
I initially thought that the book might be a little too young for my daughter, as she would be able to read every word easily but the subject matter itself and the way they discuss it make it perfect for her current level of comprehension. She’s in 2nd grade.
This book mainly focuses on electricity, but also touches on things like energy, atoms, what a generator is, how the generator might be powered and how the energy it creates gets to your home. Lastly it discusses how a circuit works to turn on and off your lights or other items that use electricity in your home.
If your kids are more hands-on, they could also do the couple of ‘experiments’ to make their own electricity. One of the activities is in the story and the other is at the end of the book. We have plans to do the last experiment later on in the school year.
I truly enjoyed this book and can’t wait to learn from this author what makes a magnet! Hey, even parents need a refresher course. :D
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