Electricity for the 4-H Scientist by Eric B. Wilson is a book published by the University of Idaho College of Agriculture in 1962. While the book is geared toward those in the 4-H program, it is an easy way to introduce any student to the basics of electricity.
The book includes 15 lessons covering:
- Electrical basics.
- Tools of the electrician.
- How to rewire a lamp.
- Making a shielded trouble light.
- Motor basics.
- Motor servicing.
- How to read an electric meter and determine electricity costs.
- How an iron works.
- Identifying electric hazards.
- How electric bells and buzzers work.
- Electric first aid.
- How electricity makes heat.
- Electric fuses.
- Measuring electricity.
Each lesson includes a “What To Do” experiment that can easily be documented with a scientific experiment notebook page.
Another great feature is the “What Did You Learn?” section that includes prefect narration prompts.
Several lessons also include demonstration suggestions.
Electricity for the 4-H Scientist is a perfect spine to a beginner’s electricity course — and it’s free!
- Variety of formats (EPUB, Kindle)
- There are 15 lessons — enough for a one-semester course. If you have a younger child, you may want to spend two weeks on each lesson to provide ample time for experiments and write-ups resulting in a year-long course with room for vacations and holidays.
- Keep an electricity notebook. Each lesson provides enough materials to document what is learned, narrations, and experiments.
- You’ll find many illustrations in the book. These can be sketched on Drawing & Writing Notebooking Paper and narrated.
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