How Circuits Work

From the Series Connect with Electricity

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

Have you ever wondered how electricity powers your home or school? What about how that electricity travels? In any device that uses electricity, inside is a small path called a circuit through which electricity travels. Whether we see them in these devices or not, circuits are constantly at work. But how do circuits work? How were they invented? Explore the key concepts that make up a circuit, including the power source, conducting path, and load. Learn how circuits power devices of all sizes, from computers to the lights in your home to satellites in outer space!

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978-1-51240-778-5
$30.65 $22.99
978-1-51241-007-5
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Makerspace, 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 9.5
BISACS JNF051120, JNF051090
Dewey 621.319/2
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1060
ATOS Reading Level 6.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 183883
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 →