Energy: 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It (Build It Yourself) (Paperback)

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Energy: 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It (Build It Yourself) (Paperback)


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Energy is a valuable resource that comes in many different forms. This book will help kids learn about the history and science of the world's sources of energy, from nonrenewable fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas to renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. Sidebars and fun trivia break up the text, making it easily accessible and engaging, while hands-on projects encourage active learning. Activities range from constructing a battery to recreating an oil spill to explore how difficult cleanup can be.

Kathleen M. Reilly is a frequent contributor to "Family Circle," " National Geographic Kids," and "Parents "and the author of "The Human Body: 25 Projects Illuminated How the Body Works "and "Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build." She lives in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. Mary Takacs-Moore works in the graphics department for a leading swimsuit manufacturer. She lives in Pennsylvania.
Product Details ISBN: 9781934670347
ISBN-10: 1934670340
Publisher: Nomad Press (VT)
Publication Date: April 1st, 2009
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Build It Yourself

"Why we need power and how we get it are the topics addressed by this wonderfully informative book for middle school children. I highly recommend this book for any science classroom. It allows teachers to teach about energy resources in a fun, engaging, and easy way."  National Science Teachers Association

"A wonderful book for a science-loving kid. It's recommended for ages 9-12, but my 7 and 8-year-old sons enjoyed it as much as my 10-year-old son. This is one of those wonderful books that you can leave strategically placed for your child to pick up, and the next thing you know they're coming to you asking for supplies to do the activities. They're learning and don't even know it!"  Schoolhouse Magazine

"Giving kids a hands-on opportunity to see energy in action, these 25 projects are an exciting introduction to the ways this hot topic affects both world politics and everyday lives. The tough topics of energy shortages are covered with enthusiasm in a lively discussion so kids can make educated, positive changes for their future."  Clear Review, Clermont County Public Library

"This book defines and explains a dozen kinds of energy from electricity and petroleum to solar power and geothermal energy in a way that middle grade students will understand. It includes illustrations, sidebars and 25 projects to help them comprehend the text plus an interesting chapter on The Future of Energy and how students can perform a home energy audit."  School Librarian's Workshop