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Making a Circuit
This title covers these subjects: Electricity., Electric power., Electric circuits.
Making a Circuit
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Making a Circuit

This book looks at electrical circuits, examining what the are, how we use them and how they work. The book considers a range of examples that will be familiar to young readers, and also includes basic circuit diagrams and photographs of simple circuits to explain the scientific concepts behind electricity in a clear, concise way.

Reading LevelGrades 1-3
Interest LevelGrades 2-4
Lexile LevelIG750L
ATOS Level5.3
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #148219
Text TypeInformational Text
Page Dimensions7 11/16" x 8 11/16"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $27.32 School/Library Price

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Science Books & Films - H.C. Potter

"Chris Oxlade has produced many well received science books for children in grades 3 through 6. Making a Circuit is a durable edition in his new It's Electric!" series. Electric circuit fundamentals are concisely and accurately presented in twelve facing page chapters, using short, large print sentences. Each chapter has two half-page, full-color, high-quality graphics on heavy, coated paper with flash captions for emphasis. After presenting common things powered by electricity flowing through insulated conductor loops, the author describes simple battery powered circuits using conventional color-coded polarity designations, + red and _ black, and current flow direction through the circuit loop from + to _. Circuits are shown to be formed by connecting components, such as a bulb, buzzer, switch and battery, with terminal for interconnection. Using symbols for the components, circuits are presented in diagrams from which a circuit can be built. The important distinction between series and parallel component connection is presented in a four-page chapter. The loop completion concept introduced is shown to extend to household circuits and safely using electricity is emphasized. A glossary and index, each on one page, help find covered concepts; and a list presents resources for further study. Although one website resource file name no longer exists, this book is highly recommended for elementary school science libraries. —H.C. Potter, Behavior Theory Institute, Louisville, KY Science Books & Films 4/11/2012" - Science Books & Films

April 11, 2012

Chris Oxlade

Chris Oxlade

Chris Oxlade is an experienced author of non-fiction books for children. He has written more than 200 titles on science, technology, sports and hobbies, from encyclopedia articles to fun activity books.

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