How Batteries Work

From the Series Connect with Electricity

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Have you ever wondered how a set of batteries power the remote for your TV? Or have you ever wanted to examine the battery inside a car? Without batteries, we would not be able to power many of the electronics we use every day. But how does a battery store energy and provide electricity to these devices? What are the parts that make a battery work? Discover the history of batteries and how scientists and engineers figured out ways to store electricity. Explore what makes up a battery, including an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte, and learn how batteries power all kinds of electronics from a cell phone to a bus!

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978-1-51240-781-5
$30.65 $22.99
978-1-51241-006-8
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, STEM
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 8.3
BISACS JNF051120, JNF051090
Dewey 621.31/242
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 980
ATOS Reading Level 6.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 183882
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Victoria G. Christensen

Victoria G. Christensen is a geologist and a hydrologist with over 20 years of experience, who writes on a variety of scientific and engineering topics for children. She lives in Fargo, North Dakota, with her husband and three great kids.

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Connect with Electricity

This highly curricular, STEM-focused series outlines how electrical components work—including circuits, batteries, LEDs, conductors, transistors, and sensors. Designed to support engineering concepts being taught in many schools, including robotics and coding… View available downloads →