Energy 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It by Kathleen M. Reilly
  

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Energy 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It by Kathleen M. Reilly

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. Packed with information about what energy really is, where it comes from, and its alternative sources, the projects range from a steam-powered boat and a solar-powered water heater to an electric burglar alarm and a geothermal geyser. The tough topics of energy shortages are covered with enthusiasm in a lively discussion so kids can make educated, positive changes for their future.

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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

About the Author

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.

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Hardback
128 pages

Author

Kathleen M. Reilly
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Publication date

1st April 2009

ISBN

9781934670354


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