Books About Electricity with Experiments for Kids

We take our nighttime lights for granted. We rarely think about what our lives would be like without lights at night. We'd have to go back to using candles and kerosene lanterns to light our homes and businesses. Thankfully, we have electricity that provides the energy we use for light bulbs. Electricity provides energy for much more, too! We have electric furnaces and air conditions. We have electric coffee pots, mixers, and numerous other kitchen appliances. We have lots of items for entertainment, too, that use electricity like our TVs and CD players. Let's not forget computers! We wouldn't have computers or the Internet without electricity. What is electricity and how does it get to our home so we can use it?

Batteries Bulbs and Wires

Batteries Bulbs and Wires
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A lively overview of magnetism and electricity and how they are connected. Each double-page spread includes a paragraph or two of information, along with at least one activity to illustrate the concept introduced. Bright, clear photographs and illustrations serve as good supplements to the text. Glover gives ample warnings for potentially dangerous experiments. While the information and projects are similar to those found in Neil Ardley's The Science Book of Electricity and The Science Book of Magnets (both Harcourt, 1991), and Sandra Markle's Power Up (Atheneum, 1989), the linking of the scientific principles makes this title a distinctive and interesting addition to libraries.

With projects ranging from building a basic battery-connected circuit to a do-it -yourself burglar alarm, children will have fun discovering the properties and principles of electricity.

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Explore Electricity! : With 25 Great Projects

Explore Electricity! : With 25 Great Projects
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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.

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The Story of Electricity: With 20 Easy-to-Perform Experiments

The Story of Electricity: With 20 Easy-to-Perform Experiments
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Easy-to-follow instructions for performing 20 famous experiments that led to major discoveries in electricity and magnetism over the past 2,500 years. Safe, clearly illustrated projects involve compasses, batteries, electromagnets, thermocouples, generators, more. List of inexpensive, readily available materials.

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Safe and Simple Electrical Experiments

Safe and Simple Electrical Experiments
Safe and Simple Electrical Experiments.
More than 100 entertaining projects and experiments are a fast and reliable way of learning basic principles of electricity. For maximum exposure to the fundamentals, three major categories — static electricity, magnetism, and current electricity and electromagnetism — are treated separately. No special or expensive materials are required. Detailed instructions and illustrations.

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Experiments with Electricity

Experiments with Electricity
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Strap on your safety goggles and get ready to make some booms, sizzles, and pops with True Book Experiments! You'll learn firsthand what it takes to be a scientist as you uncover the mysteries of the natural world.

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