ScienceWiz(R) Electricity: This children's classic, with its touch of whimsy, should be your child's FIRST electricity book. The Electricity kit includes a highly visual, full color, step-by-step, 40 page science book. It enables young children (5-10 years old) to independently discover basic concepts in electricity. Materials are included except for the battery. There are 18 projects in Electricity. These include building circuit loops to light lights, buzz buzzers and spin pinwheels. Using the motor and paper discs, children also explore spin art. They build a switch to open and close circuit loops and use the switch to send coded messages to a friend. Children also test which materials conduct electricity and which do not. Thus they learn which materials make good conductors and which make good insulators. By comparing one loop circuits to two loop circuits, they discover the differences between series and parallel circuits.
The kit includes a 40 page book, a bulb and holder, an LED, a motor, a buzzer, 4 color coded alligator leads, components to make a switch, a pinwheel, a battery band, cutouts and other parts. The projects require a 1.5 Volt alkaline battery, which can be a AA, AAA, C or D cell. The battery is not included.
EDITOR: Ann Einstein, M.A.T. from George Washington University in Washington D.C., was a teacher in the Berkeley Unified School District. She has been involved with the education of children for most of her adult career as a director of early childhood education programs, as a teacher in gifted and talented programs and most recently as an elementary education teacher. She has been an editor of the ScienceWiz(TM) Books since 1994 when she edited the ElectroWiz(TM) Electricity book. Ann brings a clarity of mind and the capacity to see things through a child's eyes to the editing process. To quote an Einstein of an earlier generation: "We never cease to stand like curious children before the great Mystery into which we were born." - Albert Einstein