Renewable Energy (Build It Yourself): Discover the Fuel of the Future
Learn about the history of wind and water as power sources, solar technology, our climate, sustainable energy sources, and much more in this colorful resource filled with interesting information. Highlighted vocabulary words are defined in the sidebars of the text and QR codes can be scanned for a look at primary sources. Engaging activities follow each chapter as young students learn about the pros and cons of different energy sources. ~ Gina
How do we heat our homes, light our rooms, and power our cars? With energy! In 2014, the United States relied on fossil fuels for about 67 percent of its power. But as the fossil fuel supply dwindles and climate change becomes an increasingly urgent issue, individuals, businesses, and governments are expanding their sources of renewable energy, including solar, wind, biofuel, hydro, and geothermal.
In Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future, readers ages 9 to 12 learn about these renewable energy sources and discover how sunshine can be used to power light bulbs and how the earth's natural heat can be used to warm our houses. Young readers weigh the pros and cons of different energy sources and make their own informed opinions about which resources are the best choices for different uses.
Renewable energy industries provide a booming field for future scientists and engineers. This book shows kids these future jobs and gets them excited about contributing to a world run on clean energy. Hands-on projects, essential questions, links to online primary sources, and science-minded prompts to think more about energy, the environment, and the repercussions of our choices make this book a key addition to classrooms and libraries.
Have you ever thought about the history of robotics, how we collect big data, or how cities were developed? This series explores the answer to those questions and many more by presenting the history behind these topics and how it has evolved into our modern-day era. Chapters begin with an essential question to think about as students read the information presented in an engaging and understandable format. The timeline, pictures, and “Did You Know?” facts also keep the reader’s attention. Vocabulary words are in bold with definitions in the sidebars. Several projects are included at the end of each chapter. All the books (not including Cities) are in color and include primary sources you can access by scanning QR codes with a smartphone or tablet. Read the whole series as a science unit, or pick and choose the books that pique your interest. Students can keep a journal of their activities in a separate notebook. ~ Gina