With the same humorous approach as the popular book, The Dangerous Book for Boys: Essential Electronics Kit by Thames & Kosmos uses 30 stimulating experiments and activities to teach classic electronics lessons. Learn about electric current and electrons as you conduct hair-raising experiments with static electricity. Read a brief history of the research and discoveries associated with electricity and electronics, investigate materials to see if they are conductors or insulators. Assemble series circuits and parallel circuits. Discover the relationships between voltage, current, and power. Participate in science experiments with resistors, capacitors, diodes, and LEDs. Investigate logical circuits and transistors. Build an electromagnet, an electric motor, a voltaic pile, a joy buzzer, and a vibrating bug. Learn about how some common electronic devices work, such as cell phones, computers, satellites, and televisions. Parents and grandparents will appreciate this nostalgic kit, updated for today’s kids. With more than 30 hands-on experiments and projects, it offers a great opportunity for parent-child bonding. The full-color, 32-page manual guides your experiments.
By Thames & Kosmos