Renewable Energy
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Renewable Energy: Power the World with Sustainable Fuel with Hands-On Science Activities for Kids

Illustrated by Micah Rauch
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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“The amazing potential of the resources all around us . . . take center stage in this project-based STEAM resource from the Build it Yourself series. The book is an exciting read, not just because of the future potential for alternative energy sources, but also because of the existent, real-world success stories of wind farms, hydroelectric dams, and solar panels.”

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Owing to an overreliance on fossil fuels, the need for renewable energy has become urgent. Examining the benefits and trade-offs of solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, wave, and biofuel energy, this work offers information and hands-on projects.  A useful addition for larger collections with students studying renewable energy sources.”

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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!

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
Available In:
Hardcover, $22.95
9781647411169
Paperback, $17.95
9781647411190
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 128 pages
Subject: Science

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction: The Race to Power Our Planet

Chapter 1: Sunlight, Sunlight, Is It Too Bright

Chapter 2: Catching the Wind

Chapter 3: The Power of Water

Chapter 4: Tapping into Mother Earth

Chapter 5: Veggie Power

Chapter 6: Powering the Planet

Glossary
Metric Conversions
Resources
Essential Questions
Index