What makes the lights turn on in the house? Why do the television, washing machine, and vacuum only work after plugging them into a power outlet? Electricity powers our world, and readers are sure to enjoy this creative look at a basic science curriculum topic. The accessible and age appropriate main text provides them with useful examples of how we apply the science of electricity to everyday life. Fact boxes, sidebars, a detailed glossary, and vibrant, full-color photographs present additional information in an engaging layout.