Light Bulbs, Switches and Batteries - Hands-On Electricity for Young Scientists

Light Bulbs, Switches and Batteries - Hands-On Electricity for Young Scientists

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Item #: 024928
ISBN: 9780897393010
Grades: 4-6

Product Description:

Topics include work and energy, types of energy, stored energy, energy changes, atoms, light bulbs, batteries, circuits, switches, voltage, resistance, currents, and Ohm’s law. Lays the foundation for the Young Scientist Everyday Electricity course. Additional materials required include wind-up clock, samples of metals (copper, silver, etc.), samples of wood, glass and plastic, electric cord or wire sample, 25-watt clear light bulb, lamp with light bulb and switch, 6-volt lantern batteries (3), 1.5-volt D-cell batteries (4), D-battery holders (4), 6-volt miniature light bulbs (3), bulb holders (3), alligator clip wires (8), single-blade knife switch, and a 12-volt DC mini-motor.

Publisher Description:

In this illustrated book, students are introduced to the concepts of energy, electrons and electrical energy. They learn about voltage, current and resistance, and Ohm's law, which relates to all three. Students learn where the energy to light the light bulbs comes from, and how it can be turned on and off. The book includes activities which direct students to connect light bulbs to batteries with wires, and experiment to find out what happens when they use more batteries, or more light bulbs, or different kinds of wire.

The accompanying Learning Guide directs the student through the book and its activities, and also provides additional activities that assist the student in fully understanding and applying the concepts learned.

Category Description for Young Scientists Series (Heron Books):

Hands-on and self-pacing, this new science series meets the learning needs of diverse learners. Courses are well-written, engaging, and focus on mastery of information. With the flexible, independent pacing, students should expect to complete each course in 10-17 hours, with an end of unit exam to ensure mastery. Home Study Kits include several components: the softcover Student Text, the Student Learning Guide, and Teacher Resource Packet. Written from a religiously neutral perspective, so no evolution or intelligent design is discussed.

Abundantly illustrated, the textbook is written to the student and provides many hands-on activities. Students will appreciate the well placed spacing of text and graphics. The layout is truly inviting and not visually overwhelming. The Student Learning Guide supports independent learning by giving students the course purpose and basic instructions to follow. Following this brief introduction, the guide provides steps to complete in order. Steps cover chapter readings and activities. After completing each step, lines are provided for students to initial, and on occasion, the teacher/parent also verifies the step is completed, and initials. Activities vary and include drawing and labeling in a science journal, finding related items, discussing with the teacher, and related hands-on activities or experiments. See individual courses for more detail. The Teacher Resource Packet includes the overall publisher philosophy called Swimming Upstream, background information with materials list, the end of unit exam, exam answers, and a Certificate of Achievement. Components are sold in sets called Home Study Kits and are not available individually. Topical Home Study Kits are available individually or in grade level packages that align with the publisher’s recommended sequence:

  1. Take a Closer Look - An Introduction to Microscopes for Young Scientists
  2. World of Plants - How Plants Live & Grow for Young Scientists
  3. Let's Find it! - All About Maps and Globes for Young Scientists
  4. Light Bulbs, Switches and Batteries - Hands-on Electricity for Young Scientists
  5. Our Amazing Planet - Introduction to Geography for Young Scientists
  6. The Young Scientist - An Introduction to Observation and Discovery
  7. The Fabulous Human Body - Anatomy for Young Scientists
  8. Let's Make Things Go! - All About Engines for Young Scientists
  9. World of Electricity - Everyday Electricity for Young Scientists
  10. Circulation of the Blood - The Circulatory System for Young Scientists
  11. World of Machines - An Introduction to Simple Machines for Young Scientists

Category Description for Complete Multi-Topic Science Studies:

Items in this section tend to be instructional frameworks, or unit studies with a "core" teaching resource supplemented with additional text and/or activity resources.

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