One teacher mommy finds a book of STEM experiments that cultivate a child’s love of electronics at home or in the classroom.
We often hear and stress about teaching kids to code, but this book breaks down the actual mechanics and circuits behind the machines that our young learners love.
Electronics for Kids Book
I must say I am hooked on Electronics For Kids. This book is perfect to plan experiments at home or in a classroom. The author recommends to use this book with children ages 10 and up, but younger kids can experiment too, with some extra guidance.
This interesting book instructs curious kids on experiments about several simple and some complex circuits.
The Electronics for Kids book cultivates kids’ curiosity about electronics using fun, hands on projects, bright and colorful illustrations, and kid-friendly instructions.
Easy and Colorful Science Book
The Electronics for Kids book is comprised of bright colors, helpful, guiding pictures and eye-catching graphics. I love that the font changes through out the text, the headings pop and there are little pictures in the margins. All of these features make this book engaging for young scientists and reluctant readers.
Kid-Friendly Electronic Experiments
There are 23 experiments to help your young learner understand electronics and circuits. The experiments vary in materials needed and the degree of difficulty.
I read through the experiments in the book and they’re all fascinating. It’s hard to choose which ones to share with you. Two of my favorite STEM experiments are The Creating Lights with LED Experiment and The Building a Musical Instrument Experiment.
During the Creating Lights with LED Experiment your young scientists with use a resistor, LED and battery to create a working LED light that they can also destroy. There are 8 separate projects with in this one experiment.
The Building a Musical Instrument Experiment asks students to construct a musical instrument using an integrated circuit. Young scientists learn to make sound with electricity, while learning that the loudspeaker has an electromagnet. This experiment is more complex so it is broken down into six different parts.
The experiments offer facts throughout and next steps to deepen understanding. Plus, there are helpful pictures to explain how to construct and complete the experiments.
How & Where to Use It
This book can be used in and out of the classroom. It does involve some prep work in order to be prepared for each experiment. The items needed to complete the experiments range from common household objects like batteries and lemons to items that will need to be collected ahead of time like circuit boards and LED lights.
I highly recommend this book for your young scientists. This book will meet a variety of STEM needs as well as feed the curiosity of inquisitive young scientists. It makes electronics accessible to kids! The experiments are great for beginners and slowly advance to accommodate the more avid circuit creators.
About the All-Star Blogger
I am Ashley, the blogger behind Teaching in Bronco Country. I am a Christian, mom, wife and elementary teacher. I teach kindergarten through fourth grade character education and digital citizenship. In my spare time I love to cook, read and blog!