Where does electricity come from? How does it make a computer run or a light bulb shine? Electricity is a form of energy that can be used in many ways. Starting with the tiny particles that make up atoms electrons, protons, and neutrons this book highlights the basics of how electricity works and furthers understanding through a series of easy-to-do experiments.
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aluminum AMAZING ATOMS atoms gain battery bulb light Caption carry electric current CHAPTER charge pulls charges push circle close closed circuit clothespin complete circuit complete loop curly wire Electric current flows electrical charge electrical conductors electrical energy Electrical force electrical wires ELECTRICITY AND ENERGY Electrons circle energy created energy is called extra electrons flashlight bulb foil strip free electrons glossary hair 15 hanging balloon HEAD GOES helps readers find Holding your fingers ideas about electricity index finger index helps readers inside insulator lamp LERNER PUBLICATIONS COMPANY lifting your finger lose electrons material that carries materials are called metal MINNEAPOLIS need a closed negative charge negative terminal nucleus orbit overview of basic paper circles path is called positive charge positive terminal protons and neutrons readers find information rubber rubbing the balloon SHARING A BOOK Static electricity lasts tape Touch the contact Unlike charges VanCleave volts warm WORD DETECTIVE yardstick