Provides an introduction to energy, and explains how most energy comes from the sun. Includes an activity, and information on James Prescott Joule.
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Provides an introduction to energy, and explains how most energy comes from the sun. Includes an activity, and information on James Prescott Joule.
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Children's Literature
The idea of energy is a challenge to explain to children who are just developing the capability of abstract thought. This book does a good job introducing potential and kinetic energy, electricity, and other related concepts. With child-oriented photographs, "Fun Facts" boxes, and "Amazing but True" pages, children will happily make their way independently through this complex but basic subject. Topping everything off is a hands-on experiment that demonstrates some of the ideas put forth in the book. With table of contents, glossary, index, and bibliography, the whole set of "Our Physical World" books will be a very useful research tool in the early elementary classroom and library. It's part of the "First Facts" series. 2005, Capstone Press, Ages 6 to 8.
—Nancy Partridge
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736851565
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Our Physical World Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

What is energy? 6
Muscle energy 8
Energy from fire 10
Energy from wind and water 12
Potential energy 14
The energy of movement 16
Imponderable fluids 18
Heat energy 20
Electromagnetism 22
The conservation of energy 24
Thermodynamics 26
Steam energy 28
Energy for transport 30
Generating electricity 32
Energy in the home 34
Measuring energy 36
Energy for communication 38
Energy in waves 40
Energy in packets 42
Mass energy 44
Energy from the nucleus 46
Energy from the Sun 48
Photosynthesis 50
Energy from food 52
Fossil fuels 54
Energy on a global scale 56
Alternative energy 58
Making the most of energy 60
The origins and destiny of energy 62
Index 64
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