5 Sweet Picture Books for your Electricity Unit



Welcome to my "Sweet Books" series! Here are 5 picture books that are perfect for your electricity unit! 
Science + Picture Books = Happy Teacher
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1) The Tweedles go Electric

This hilarious story is set in the year 1903. At the turn of the century, the Tweedle family wants to buy a car... and they want an electric one! Your students will love this original take on "gas" vs. "electric". Plus there are so many hidden gems like the fact that the car is the colour green or that the kids call it "smart".


Concepts Covered:

  • The benefits of an electric car
You can find this book on amazon HERE!
The Tweedles Go Electric

2) The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip

The Magic School Bus series is a classic for a reason! Students will love the tales of this wacky teacher and you will love the annotated diagrams, and accurate scientific information.

Concepts Covered:

  • electrical safety
  • lightning
  • creating electricity
  • power plants
  • renewable or clean sources of energy
  • atoms and electrons
  • parts of a light bulb
  • uses of electricity
You can find the book on amazon HERE!
The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip

3) Oscar and the Bird

Oscar and the Bird is a quick read, perfect for introducing your electricity unit! The story follows a cat named Oscar as he learns about electricity from a bird.


Concepts Covered:

  • What electricity is for
  • How electricity works
  • What electricity is made from
The story is very basic, but covers a ton of ground and would be great to front-load information for your English Language Learners!

You can find this book on amazon HERE!
Oscar and the Bird: A Book about Electricity

4) Shockingly Silly Jokes About Electricity and Magnetism

This book is very clever! Each section provides a ton of information. However, the highlight is that there is a silly joke on every other page. This book is a great informational text to read aloud because the jokes really break up the information for students, allowing them to focus for a longer period of time.

Concepts Covered:

  • atoms
  • static electricity
  • natural sources of electricity
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • lightning
  • batteries
  • magnetism and magnets
  • circuits
  • electromagnetism
  • motors
You can find this book on amazon HERE!
Shockingly Silly Jokes about Electricity and Magnetism: Laugh and Learn about Science

5) Energy Island

This TRUE story talks about the island of Samso in Denmark and how they got started with using renewable sources of energy. The examples and illustrations in this book provide a great explanation of what each type of renewable energy source is and how it works. The story also addresses all of the worries that people had before starting on this energy adventure.



Concepts Covered:

  • Renewable vs. Non Renewable Sources of Energy
  • Global Warming
You can find this book on amazon HERE!
Energy Island: How one community harnessed the wind and changed their world


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Have a sweet week!






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