Electricity in the Real World

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ABDO, Jan 1, 2013 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
Electricity is everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of electricity to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, such as how electricity is used in the home. The book covers both the history and future of electricity, as well as key figures in its development, such as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Michael Faraday, and Nikola Tesla. Major concepts covered include current, circuits, electromagnets, electrical signals in the body, electrons, voltage, batteries, and safety. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Electricity Is Everywhe re
5
CHAPTER 2 Discovering Electricity
11
CHAPTER 3 Electrical Circuits
19
CHAPTER 4 Making and Moving Electricity
25
CHAPTER 5 Electricity in Humans
31
CHAPTER 6 The Future of Electricity
37
Important Dates
42
Stop and Think
44
Glossary
46
Learn More
47
Index
48
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