What Is a Circuit?
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Book review: What is a Circuit?
Do you need a pathway to electrical energy? Ethan Weingarten uses a robot to introduce circuits to young scientists in this book, providing both content and interest.
The Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core anchors are obvious in this book. Informational text and colorful pictures that support and add to Power Facts give young readers an easilyunderstood path to circuits. Electrical safety is the first topic covered in this book. It then explains in detail basic circuits and moves on to enrichment.
The format of the book divides the topics into chunks of information that can be read individually or as a whole. Teaching students to research? The glossary, index, and for more information sections can be used for that. As each new word is introduced in the text it is bolded to signal the reader that word is in the glossary.
The for more information section lists other books and websites for students. Hand this book to an inquisitive kid and watch their circuits light up!
Sally Bell, NSTA Recommends, May 2013