Electric Power Grid

Cover: Electric Power Grid



Many little-know facts about electric power - and the grid that controls much of it - are explained in this fascinating book.


  • Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Dewey: 621.319
  • Reinforced book (9781602790421): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2008
  • Paperback (9781602791015): 32 pages, © 2008
  • PDF (9781602791770): 32 pages, © 2008
  • Hosted ebook (9781602791770H): 32 pages, © 2008
  • Series: 21st Century Skills Library
  • Subseries: Power Up!


  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 117879
  • Accelerated Reader® Reading Level: 5.6
  • Accelerated Reader® Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • Living Without Electricity
  • Blackout!
  • Making and Delivering Electricity
  • The National Power Grid
  • Failure! A Real Life Example
  • Protecting the Grid
  • Glossary
  • For More Information
  • Index


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Author: Patricia Hynes

Patricia Hynes grew up in Pennsylvania, where she climbed hills and trees and swam in the local river. She attended college in Pennsylvania and got a degree in literature and secondary education. In both high school and college, her writing was published in school literary journals. She has spent her adult life teaching and writing for young people and has lived in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Florida, and Canada. She now lives in Venice, California, with her husband, a painter and dentist, and a fluffy orange cat named Stinky.


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