Click! The lights come on, and it seems like the most natural thing in the world. But without science, you’d be left in the dark. Come take a closer look at the science that makes lighting a city possible.

  • Publisher: Capstone
  • Series: Action Science
  • Year Published: 2009
  • Age Level: 7-10
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Blurring the line between science and technology, these presentations explain in resolutely nontechnical language how physical principles figure into familiar events and phenomena. (School Library Journal)

My 7-year-old is very interested in how electricity works and this book is very good at explaining it for that age. Great book! (

This is a fairly comprehensive look at electricity, how it’s generated, used and the ever-increasing demand for it. The scientific look at electricity is combined with the everyday use of it. Children can relate to the examples, they are even encouraged to try to follow the circuit for their neighborhood. This includes an experiment that, with a grownup’s help, would be easy to replicate. The topic of fossil fuels and alternative sources is also examined. (Goodreads)