Reviews for Understanding Electricity

Library Media Connection Reviews 2010 May/June
Each text provides directions for 12 hands-on science investigations supplemented by a descriptive project rationale and extension activity. Color images illustrating each step in the activity can be vague, but a photograph revealing the final product is helpful. Inquiry-based practices are occasionally emphasized through the extension activities challenging the reader to apply concepts to answer new questions. A lack of technological emphasis combined with somewhat fuzzy illustrations takes away from the appeal of this series; however, the scientific principles and activities are accurate and suggest a use in a science classroom. Glossary. Index. Additional Selection. Katie L. Henry. Teacher Candidate, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio ¬ 2010 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2009 November

Gr 2-5-This colorful series will appeal to young scientists. The 12 experiments per title demonstrate a variety of basic science principles and include a short description of the principle, illustrated directions, a section explaining "Why It Works," and ideas for further exploration. The older children in the grade range could try many experiments on their own. Experiments in which adult help is required are clearly marked. Unfortunately, there are no materials lists, and some of the directions, for example Sound's "Add a little paper to the inner box," are imprecise.

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