Reviewed by Ruth Ruud
This book is written for young children ages 6–9 to explain the scientific concepts of electricity in terms that can be understood. Each page contains science vocabulary, accompanying explanations, and definitions of the words. While the vocabulary will challenge elementary readers, the large font and clear, explanatory diagrams on each page will make it accessible.
Actual photographs of the science term are included on the pages. For example, the double page spread on parallel circuits includes a large diagram and a photograph of battery and bulbs, both with captions. It would be very easy for a student or group to replicate the circuit from the photo and relate it to the diagram.
Safety is covered in the text. There is a glossary section and additional websites and books for children to find more information about electricity. Words included in the glossary are shown in bold. This is a good science book for school libraries and classrooms. It could be used at a station or for hands–on work, as well as for reading.
Review posted on 9/5/2012