How Transistors Work

From the Series Connect with Electricity

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

Did you know that electric current can be controlled? Have you ever wondered how that might be done? Transistors can act as amplifiers, taking in a small current and sending out a larger one, or as switches, turning electric current on and off. But how do these different transistors work? How are they used in our electronic devices? Discover the history of how transistors were developed, explore how different types of transistors can play different roles in electronics, and learn where transistors may be taking technology in the future!

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978-1-51240-783-9
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978-1-51241-011-2
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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 621.3815/28
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 980
ATOS Reading Level 6.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 183887
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: James Roland

James Roland is a lifelong journalist who found his niche covering education and health. In his spare time, he loves writing books for children. James lives in Sarasota, Florida, with his wife and three children. They are all history and Scrabble buffs who love to gather at the table, make each other laugh, and share the details of their day.

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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 →