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Introducing children to the power behind their favorite gadgets, an explanation of its source and both how and why simple circuits are made and broken Encouraging children to think about the many different electrical appliances we use in our homes and schools every day, they learn to distinguish between an appliance that uses mains electricity and one that runs on batteries. Electrical circuits are explored in detail and children are encouraged to make their own circuits. Other chapters include "Lights and Light Bulbs" and "What Went Wrong?"

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About the author (2010)

Stewart Ross is an established children's nonfiction author. His titles include Ancient Greece; The Great Fire of London; Please Help, Miss Nightingale!; The Price of Victory; The Home Front in WWII; Tales of the Dead: Ancient Egypt; and The Terror Trail.