How Transistors Work
From the Series Connect with Electricity
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!
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Category||Science, STEM, STEM: Physical Science|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Reading Counts! Level||8.3|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|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 →