From Waste to Energy

Overview

Who says that waste can't be useful? Scientists have figured out a way to burn your trash to generate energy. Used food containers and old newspapers can be used to help power your home. Look inside to find out more about how people are tapping into garbage as a source of renewable energy.

The Power Up! series introduces readers to important concepts and information needed to understand the quest for energy and alternative energy sources in the...

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Overview

Who says that waste can't be useful? Scientists have figured out a way to burn your trash to generate energy. Used food containers and old newspapers can be used to help power your home. Look inside to find out more about how people are tapping into garbage as a source of renewable energy.

The Power Up! series introduces readers to important concepts and information needed to understand the quest for energy and alternative energy sources in the 21st century. Other titles in the series include:

To guide your reading, look for these notes that will help build the understanding and skills you'll need in the 21st century:

Learning & Innovation Skills

You need to learn about many things, but you also need to learn how to learn. These notes give you hints about how to use what you know in better and more creative ways.

21st Century Content

You study reading, math, science, and social studies. You also need to learn about the world of work and your community. These notes tell you about business and money. They also give you ideas about how you can help yourself, your community, and the world.

Life & Career Skills

These notes tell you about skills you will use throughout your life. They give you ideas about how to work well with others, make good decisions, and achieve your goals in life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602795099
  • Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Series: 21st Century Skills Library: Power Up! Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.83 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Is Waste Really Useless? 4

Chapter 2 Where Does It All Go? 8

Chapter 3 Getting Energy From Waste 12

Chapter 4 The Great Debate 18

Chapter 5 Environmental Balancing Act 24

Glossary 30

For More Information 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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