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Electric Shocks and Other Energy Evils - PB
Electric Shocks and Other Energy Evils - PB
Electric Shocks and Other Energy Evils - PB
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Imagine being struck by lightning. ZAP! You could be killed on the spot. So why do we have something as powerful and dangerous as electricity running through our homes? Because our modern lives now depend on it, that’s why! Learn all about the most disgusting and dreadful aspects of electricity. From whizzing electrons and static shocks to frying flies and freaky frog legs, this book is full of yucky, painful and fascinating facts. You can even test your nerve with some easy (and painless!) experiments.

Reading Level: Gr. 3
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: R
Binding: Paperback
Series: Disgusting & Dreadful Science
Author(s): Anna Claybourne

Size: 8 ½″ × 10 ¾″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

Dewey: 537
Lexile: 1000L
Copyright: 2013

Electric Shocks and Other Energy Evils

“These brief and lively introductions provide a plethora of fun and gross facts. Sounds explains the science behind sound, how ears work, ultrasound, and more. It also includes a scientific explanation of how whoopee cushions work. Shocks covers electrical current, circuits, lightning, etc. In both volumes, each subject is presented on a spread with a brief introduction. The explanations are clear and concise. The layout is open and features color photographs, diagrams, and/or images on every page. Text boxes labeled “Ouch!” highlight painful facts, those labeled “Yuck!” share disgusting ones, and boxes designated with “Yikes!” contain interesting tidbits. “See for Yourself” sections offer simple activities related to the topic. For example, in Shocks, readers are encouraged to statically charge a blown balloon by rubbing it on their hair. A safety warning is included in the section that addresses Ben Franklin and electricity, discouraging students from attempting to fly a kite during a thunderstorm. The lists of places to visit in both titles contain locations in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Glossary words are set apart in bold font in the text” SLJ, 12/13 “What are energy evils? Imagine the most electrifying shocks possible—your students will want to find out about them! Teachers of elementary and middle school aged students are very aware of their students’ fondness for all things repulsive. In writing her Disgusting & Dreadful Science series, Anna Claybourne utilizes this trait in adolescents to inform them of science content on a variety of topics.” --NSTA, 12/13