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Learning about electricity....

Posted by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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My DS(9) has become intrigued with electricity and how it works, specifically appliances.  What books, websites, projects, experiments, or other resources have you used to facilitate the learning of this concept?  Electricity is not something I find very interesting, so I'm at a loss here lol.

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usmom3
by BJ on Apr. 30, 2013 at 2:28 PM

We had a science kit that had all the stuff to make a circuit & my kids really had a lot of fun with that. If you have an old radio that he could take apart to see the inside & parts that would teach him a lot. 

mem82
by Platinum Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Hm, bump! Maybe the Magic School Bus stuff?

romacox
by Silver Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 4:08 PM

This YouTube channel several Cool Experiments With Electricity

Understanding Electricity will help you learn, so you can teach her.  Its is such an adventure being an educator.    


bouncing

bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 5:13 PM

 We bought a box called "Adventures in Science: electricity" at a yardsale for less than a dollar.  Plus hubby had an electricity kit with motherboard, etc from childhood.  Make sure you do things that they can see and touch.  IE, light a lightbulb, make a resister warm, make a doorbell ding, etc.

jen2150
by Silver Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 5:18 PM

You have to study about Nilola Tesla.  Tesla and electricity always go together for me.  I enjoy using the Way things work book.    I would also invest in some snap circuits.  Michael Faraday is also another great start with electricity as well.  I would explore the connection between magnetism and electricity.  PBS has an exceptional video on Tesla.  Einsteins Big idea dvd is a great one for learning about Faraday.   I would check out this website for kits.  http://www.hometrainingtools.com/Default.asp?eid=SEM13072&gclid=CIT7wLqo87YCFYHe4AodmwoAHA   Good luck.

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:31 PM

I highly recommend snap circuits. Also he can read up on Tesla - who had some really spectacular experiments in his day. (like the lighbulb that was powered by radiowaves). I'll dig some of my old posts out, hang on,

romacox
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2013 at 7:49 AM

thanks KickButtMama.  I am sending this out in my May Newsletter.  Do you have it on Amazon yet? 

fingers crossed

Quoting KickButtMama:

http://kickbuttcrazylapbooks.blogspot.com/search?q=electricity



jen2150
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Some of the links are not working for me.  


Quoting KickButtMama:

http://kickbuttcrazylapbooks.blogspot.com/search?q=electricity



KickButtMama
by Shannon on May. 1, 2013 at 9:40 AM
Quoting jen2150:

Some of the links are not working for me.  


Quoting KickButtMama:

http://kickbuttcrazylapbooks.blogspot.com/search?q=electricity



Sorry about that! I haven't used them in a couple of years. I think I fixed them all.
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