How do we heat our homes, light our rooms, and power our cars?

With energy! And the type of energy we use matters to our health and the health of the planet.  In Renewable Energy: Power the World with Sustainable Fuel, scientists ages 9 to 12 learn how switching from nonrenewable energy sources to renewable ones can help make our homes, businesses, cities, and world better, healthier places. What are those renewable resources? Solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and bioenergy!

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In Renewable Energy: Power the World with Sustainable Fuel, scientists ages 9 to 12 learn how switching from nonrenewable energy sources to renewable ones can help make our homes, businesses, cities, and world better, healthier places. What are those renewable resources? Solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and bioenergy!

Renewable energy has a long history, and recent advances in technology are changing communities around the planet, from those on tiny islands to massive countries. Learn about which energy sources are best for different uses and how we need to use all renewable resources available to help curb the climate crisis. Plus, gain a deep understanding of the kinds of jobs that will be waiting in renewable energy fields!

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.

Try these hands-on STEAM activities!

  • Experiment with water pressure
  • Design a solar oven
  • Build a wind turbine
  • Make a landfill