How LEDs Work
From the Series Connect with Electricity
Have you ever wondered how the lights in your alarm clock work? Or have you ever considered how that tiny red light in your TV remote control sends a signal that helps you find your favorite show? What these and countless other bright devices have in common is a light-emitting diode, or LED. But how does an LED work? How is it different from other lightbulbs? Explore the key concepts that make up an LED, including semiconductors, electrons, color, and more. Learn how LEDs are used in electronics, to light homes, and even to grow food for astronauts!
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Subject||Makerspace, Science, STEM|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Reading Counts! Level||9.4|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.5|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||183885|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
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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 →