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Switch On, Switch Off (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) Paperback – September 4, 2001
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Kindergarten-Grade 3-- An easy-to-understand, informative, and accurate science concept book. Berger uses clear, succinct language to explain how electricity is produced and transmitted, and how generators, light bulbs, and electrical plugs work. Directions are given for readers to produce an electric current using wire, a bar magnet, and a compass. Croll's clearly labeled drawings are excellent, showing the essential elements needed for understanding without unnecessary clutter. This is an excellent book for school and public libraries. Another good source of easy-to-read information about electricity is Challand's Experiments with Electricity (Childrens, 1986). --Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, Ill.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Melvin Berger is the author of many classic LRFOs, including Germs Make Me Sick!, Oil Spills! and Why I Cough, Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, and Yawn, as well as other nonfiction on the Harper backlist. He lives in East Hampton, NY.
Carolyn Croll is the distinguished illustrator of many books for children, including the I Can Read Books The Big balloon race by Eleanor Coerr and Clara and the Bookwagon by Nancy Smiler Levinson. She lives in Philadelphia, PA.
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Top Customer Reviews
Another great book in this series. Teaches kids how electricity comes into your home. There are schematics showing simple wiring thru a house. It explains about the circuit and what happens when there is a broken circuits. Switching off and on is breaking the circuit. For a few days after our first reading of this book we had lots of appliances switching off and on, you know scientific experiments! Another one of those things in life we take for granted. This book helps kids become aware of electricity and how it works. Great.
Excellent book even for a young lil' guy wanting to know about electricity!
It starts by telling you that when you flip a switch the lights go on and when you flip it down the lights go off, 'it is like magic' the book says but then goes on to say however it is not magic it is electricity and then the whole explanation begins.
Various electrical energy used around the house is explained. There is also a simple experiment where you get to generate some electrical energy using a compass, a magnet and some wire. It explains how electricity comes from the generators to your house and how they light up your home.My son love these books.