We live in a fast-paced, technology-driven world, and so many of the tools we rely on involve electricity. How exactly do we power our homes, schools, and gadgets, and what is the nature of this strange phenomenon? This entertainingly informative book answers these questions and explores the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism with easy-to-follow real-world examples. Simple experiments are supported with uncomplicated language to explain concepts such as how a battery operates and what causes static electricity. This book also takes a look at both past innovators and future innovations in the fields of electricity and magnetism. With engaging sidebars and full-color photographs, this book is sure to stimulate the readers interest and curiosity for science for years to come.
This series covers concepts in chemistry, biology, and physics. There are photographs, diagrams, and sidebars to help explain some concepts, yet the set lacked the visual appeal needed to engage students. All of the links from the publisher's web portal were active at the time of this review and linked to high quality, age appropriate sites. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Table of Contents. Index. Lynn M. Weeks, Library Media Specialist, Bourne (Massachusetts) Middle School [Editor's Note: Available in e-book format.] ADDITIONAL SELECTION