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What are insulators and conductors? - eBook
What are insulators and conductors? - eBook
What are insulators and conductors? - eBook
9781427180537 | Back Ordered
This informative title introduces readers to the electrical properties of different materials. Readers will learn that conductors are materials that allow the flow of electricity, while insulators are materials that do not allow the flow of electricity. Clear text and relatable, real-world examples help readers understand the importance of conductors and insulators and how each reacts to electric current. Readers will also learn how to perform simple tests to identify materials that are conductors and insulators.

Reading Level: Gr. 4
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: R
Binding: Electronic book text
Series: Understanding Electricity
Author(s): Jessica Pegis

Size: 8 ½″× 11″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 6.3
Dewey: 537.62
Lexile: 940L
Copyright: 2012

What are insulators and conductors?

“Middle-graders often wonder how electricity is transmitted and how we are protected from being shocked. Pegis takes these readers along on an exploration of the roles conductors and insulators play in the transmission. Each of 12 subtopics, from “The Electrifying Third Rail” to “The Mighty Vacuum,” are addressed on colorful two-page spreads. The glossy pages include plenty of white space, high-resolution photos (some framed with simulated electric current), text interspersed with bright red headings, and “flash facts”...As one of four books in the Understanding Electricity series, the information provided here builds upon and expands that found in the other volumes.” —Booklist, 09/12 “Full-color photography on every page enhances the “Understanding Electricity” series, an educational set especially ideal for young adults in middle school and junior high. Written in an easygoing tone that makes learning about science fun, “Understanding Electricity” is packed cover-to-cover with amazing facts and safety tips. “Understanding Electricity” enhances its lesson with a glossary, an index, and recommended reading for learning more (including suggested websites.) Highly recommended, especially for grade school and public library preteen non-ficton collections.” —The Midwest Book Review, 08/12