Beginning with a short history of the study of electricity, this book explores what electricity is, how static electricity works, what a circuit needs, the difference between an open and closed circuit, how a series and a parallel circuit work, how electricity is measured, the differences between several popular types of light bulbs, how electricity is generated, and how it is transmitted. It concludes with some safety tips for families when dealing with electricity. A multitude of illustrations make these concepts accessible and easier to understand.
At the end of the unit, students can review 33 vocabulary words, label open and closed circuits, and enjoy a review activity. Students can also personalize the book by coloring the illustrations if desired. Answer keys are provided. 26 pages total. Ages 8-13.
Please note: this book is not an instructional guide to building circuits or working with electricity. It is meant only to explain concepts and principles related to electricity.
All measurements are given in both English and metric. This title does not discuss origins or the age of the earth. If you would like to explore the topics in this book from a Creation science worldview, free downloadable discussion helps are available.