Energy: 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It

Energy: 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It

Kathleen M. Reilly, "Energy: 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It"
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1934670340, 1934670359 | 130 pages | PDF | 10,5 MB

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.


Introduction Energy Basics 1

Chapter 1
What's the Buzz?
What Energy Really Is 5
Chapter 2
Electricity 17
Chapter 3
Hydrogen 29
Chapter 4
Petroleum 35
Chapter 5
Natural Gas 43
Chapter 6
Coal 48
Chapter 7
Nuclear Power 57
Chapter 8
Wind Power 64
Chapter 9
Hydropower 72
Chapter 10
Solar Power 80
Chapter 11
Geothermal Energy 87
Chapter 12
Biomass 97
Chapter 13
The Future of Energy 106

Glossary ~ Resources ~ Index


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