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Grade 5: How the World Works (HTWW): Home
An inquiry into the forms of electrical energy, energy consumption and the way energy is used.
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Three short demonstrations that expand your understanding of energy. First, using peanuts and heat, you can see how the human body uses food to make energy. Then, you can create paper snake mobiles to explore how heat energy can cause motion. Finally, you can determine the effect that heat energy from the sun (or a lamp) has on temperature by placing pans of water in different locations.
Amazing Facts about Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy 101
Books in the Library
Electricity and Forces by Richard HantulaReal World Science is science made simple! This series introduces eight major topics in the science curriculum that students must master. A lively text relates factual information to familiar events and situations in the everyday world. Colorful artwork, fascinating fact boxes, and loads of easy-to-do experiments will engage students and help them understand the science concepts on which they will be tested.
Call Number: J 537 ELE
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Energy by Kathleen M. ReillyEnergy is a vital part of our lives. It powers our computer, lights our home, and moves our car. It also costs a lot of money and pollutes our environment. In Energy: 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power and How We Get It, kids ages 9-12 learn about the history and science of the world's energy sources, from nonrenewable fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas to renewable 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. Requiring little adult supervision and using supplies commonly found in most households, activities range from constructing a battery to recreating an oil spill to see how difficult cleanup can be. By exploring the advantages and disadvantages of each energy source, kids will gain insight into the future of energy and its impact on our planet.
Call Number: 333.79 REI
Publication Date: 2009-04-01
Energy for Keeps by Marilyn L. Nemzer; Deborah S. Page; Anna K. Carter;Energy for Keeps is an illustrated guide for everyone who uses electricity. From students to energy policymakers, it helps readers of all ages understand the energy issues that now loom large in our daily news. With clear language and engaging illlustrations, this book covers all renewable energy sources, the science of electricity generation, energy history, environmental considerations, and energy conservation and efficiency.
Call Number: 333.793 NEM
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
Energy Production and Alternative Energy by Debra A. MillerThis essential volume helps readers explore in detail the range of current and impending challenges that energy production and resources face as a result of global warming. Readers will examine these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlighting key future challenges, and addressing the pros and cons of potential solutions. After a thorough introduction on energy and global warming, our reliance on fossils fuels is explained. Fascinating topics such as reinventing transportation energy and achieving a clean-energy economy are richly explored.
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2010-11-09
Energy Sources by Rob BowdenThis innovative debate series looks at how science and technology have transformed the way we live today. It examines both the positive and the negative impacts of recent developments on society, health, the environment, and the economy. Pro and con debates throughout each title promote critical thinking and present opposing viewpoints of key innovations. In the 21st century, people use energy in a wide variety of ways. Energy powers our computers, lights and heats our homes, fuels our transportations, and manufactures the goods we need. Almost all of this energy comes from fossil fuels. As these fuels begin to run out, what will replace them? This book examines: our reliance on fossil fuels and their impact on the environment the pros and cons of nuclear energy the debate about biofuels harnessing energy from the Sun, wind, and water energy in the future, from hydrogen fuel cells to solar power from space Book jacket.
Call Number: 333.79 BOW
Publication Date: 2009-08-07
Solar Cell and Renewable Energy Experiments by Ed Sobey (Editor)Give renewable energy a try. Solar, wind, and hydropower can be used to offset the use of fossil fuels. The projects in this book teach young readers about solar cells, electricity, and energy. They'll experiment with simple ways of using renewable energy to power different devices. Many experiments include ideas readers can use for their own science fair projects.
Call Number: J 621 SOB
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
True Green by Jenny Bonnin; Kim McKayDozens of illustrated spreads provide positive, practical, simple-to-implement tips and a summary of their environmental contribution; in addition, a reference guide to useful websites offers access to priceless additional information, global and local alike.
Call Number: 333.72 MCK
Publication Date: 2007-04-10
Why Should I Switch off the Light? by Knight M JOne Small Step introduces the key environmental issues of our time. It shows how everyone, no matter what their age, can take small steps that will make a difference. With clear text, photographs, and informative illustrations, this book explains where our power comes from and how we use it, and why it is so important not to waste the energy we have. This book also suggests practical activities children can do that will help everyone take a step in the right direction.