Monday, June 22, 2009

Backpack Alarm book, More on Electricity

This picture illustrates a section called Conductors. "Some materials make it easy for electricity to flow...."
Seth's son Tofu--who with his mother, lives with us--has a kit that is full of great experiments using a battery, some little plastic coated wires, and other oddments that you might find around the house.
In Seth's picture the three-inch tall man in duck slippers is doing projects very similar to the ones Tofu can make with his kit. Somehow that makes this picture particularly authentic. The little man is also doing his experiment in a safe way, wearing his duck slippers and thick mitts to prevent himself from conducting electricity through his body should he make a mistake and touch a live wire.

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