Energy Lab for Kids: 40 Exciting Experiments to Explore, Create, Harness, and Unleash Energy
Energy Lab for Kids, created for kids by a teacher, offers challenging experiments and guided discussions along with how-tos, discoveries, and pointers from prize-winning kids.
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||Children / Young Adults
||Children / Young Adults
|Library of Congress
||Force and energy, Force and energy - Experiments, Science - Experiments, Power resources, Power resources - Experiments
||Children's General Non-Fiction
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Our school-age kids will be tomorrow's engineers, experimenting with and creating breakthroughs in renewable energy. Energy Lab for Kids is written for them! This book offers challenging experiments and guided discussions by a noted teacher and kids' science author. In addition, each chapter contains how-tos, discoveries, and pointers from prize-winning kids who've already begun looking for energy solutions through science fairs and Youtube. Energy Lab for Kids is more than just a random collection of fun science experiments that kids can do in the classroom, kitchen, or backyard. There is a goal in mind--to explore and discover real energy solutions. The chapters cross all categories--from steam, electricity, and chemical reactions, to water, solar, and wind power. The experiments build from one chapter to the next, allowing kids to compare and test out the different sources and to discover their strengths and failings: Why one source of energy is more efficient for a particular purpose than other. Why two energy sources combined might work better than a single source, and how to make the two compatible. In addition, the projects will be geared to understanding actual issues in the news today, such as using solar energy to desalinate water or solving the problem of storing wind power for future use. Throughout there will be an emphasis on fun, inventive exploration with the added reward of discovering that creativity leads to breakthroughs.
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||An array of simple demonstrations designed to give budding eco-activists an understanding of how energy is stored, transferred, used responsibly, and recycled. Developed by the National Energy Education Development Project and demonstrated here by a cast of dozens of young children...the low-cost projects range from measuring shadows and charting temperature changes to constructing a solar cooker in a pizza box, creating an inventory of home-appliance energy needs, and competitively mining chocolate chips from cookies, then trying to reconstruct the cookies. - Kirkus Reviews
||Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)
Emily Hawbaker has always had energy and a passion for science and education. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Earth science and a minor in science education, she began teaching eighth grade science. Her school was chosen to take part in an energy education project where students learn about their energy use and then teach others, with the help of the National Energy Education Development (NEED) curriculum and materials. Emily saw her students come alive with the NEED program, where she is now curriculum director. In this capacity she shares her passion for energy education as a facilitator of teacher and student events and programming across the country and around the world.