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Batteries, Bulbs, and Wires (Young Discoverers: Science Facts and Experiments)

By David Glover
Kingfisher, 2002

Ages 5 and up
ISBN: 0753455102

A great discussion of magnets and electricity complete with hands-on activities to share and to experiment with the topics covered. Terrific diagrams to help with the details.

Battery Science: Make Widgets That Work and Gadgets That Go

By Doug Stillinger
Klutz, 2008

Ages 8 and up
ISBN: 159174251X

A hands-on, do it until you understand it handbook for learning the science concepts of batteries and circuits. This book comes complete with the batteries, wires, light bulbs, and other equipment needed to do the activities.

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Science Wiz: Electricity

By Penny Norman, PH.D
Norman and Globus, 2006

Ages 6 and up
ISBN: 188697800X

This is more than a book; it’s a kit. It has all the materials you need to experiment with the science of electricity except for a battery and a few household items which you can provide. Very helpful and fun to do.

atom

What Are Atoms? (Rookie Read-About Science)

By Lisa Trumbauer
Children’s Press, 2005

Ages 6 and up
ISBN: 0516246658

This book about atoms is intended for early readers and fits the age groups and the science very well. It explains the basics of elementary chemistry on a simple level with diagrams and photographs to compliment the science.

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DK Eyewitness Books: Electricity

By Steve Parker
DK Children, 2005

Ages 8 and up
ISBN: 0756613884

This is one of those books that are really ageless. Kids and adults will want to read, browse, linger and enjoy all of the pages of this book. DK books have always been a favorite in science books. Beautiful photographs and illustrations make this a museum in a book. It covers everything from the history of electricity to the science behind it. Every class library needs one of these.

The Magic School Bus And The Electric Field Trip

By Joanna Cole
Scholastic, 1999

Ages 7 and up
ISBN: 0590446835

This book takes Mrs. Frizzle and her class on a journey to learn how electricity is created, how power plants work, and about voltage. Come along with them and read this book to learn about electric currents with the favorite science teacher series.

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Thomas Edison for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 Activities (For Kids series)

Thomas Edison

By Laurie Carlson
Chicago Review Press, 2006

Ages 9 and up
ISBN: 1556525842

Thomas Edison was known for his many inventions. Electricity was critical in his creations. Learn more about this amazing scientist and inventor. Experiment with some of his science too.

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