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Title:
Electricity
Author:
Parker, Steve.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the properties of electricity and describes how it is made and used.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1070 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.5 1.0 11061.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 8.9 6 Quiz: 16355 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780789455772

9780789461698

9780789467119
Format :
Book

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Summary

After two centuries of research and experimentation, electricity has revolutionized the way we live and become an indispensable part of scientific progress. Eyewitness Electricity brings vividly to life our exploration of this powerful natural force. It is a vital part of the living world. Our eyes receive light rays and turn them into tiny electrical signals that pass along our nerves to the brain. The chemicals in batteries create power for such things as toys and flashlights. The invention of electric motors enabled the creation of a whole range of household appliances that have shaped the modern world. See how electricity works nerves and muscles and what causes lightning. Learn how electricity can transmit voices and images across an ocean and what makes a silicon chip work. Discover the amazing speed of charged atoms, what happens when you tune in the radio, and much, much more!


Table of Contents

A mysterious forcep. 6
Ideas about electricityp. 8
The quest for knowledgep. 10
Collecting electric chargep. 12
Using chargesp. 14
A flow of chargep. 16
Electricity from chemicalsp. 18
Circuits and conductorsp. 20
Resisting electricityp. 22
Measuring and quantifyingp. 24
Magnetism from electricityp. 26
Electromagnetsp. 28
Electromagnets at workp. 30
Discoveries using electricityp. 32
Electricity from magnetismp. 34
Magneto-electric machinesp. 36
Making things movep. 38
Manipulating electricityp. 40
Early electricity suppliesp. 42
The power stationp. 44
Electricity in the homep. 46
Electrical appliancesp. 48
Electricity and medicinep. 50
Heat, pressure, and lightp. 52
Investigating cathode raysp. 54
Communicating with electricityp. 56
Talking with electricityp. 58
Communicating without wiresp. 60
Television and the futurep. 62
Indexp. 64