Nuclear Energy: Power from the Atom

Nuclear Energy: Power from the Atom

by Troon Harrison Adams
     
 

"We Can Do It" was a slogan that appeared on posters made during World War II. One poster featured "Rosie the Riveter," a women dressed in blue coveralls (shown below). The poster was originally intended to encourage women to enter the workforce in industry to replace the men who left to serve in the war. Today, the image of Rosie the Riveter represents a time when

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"We Can Do It" was a slogan that appeared on posters made during World War II. One poster featured "Rosie the Riveter," a women dressed in blue coveralls (shown below). The poster was originally intended to encourage women to enter the workforce in industry to replace the men who left to serve in the war. Today, the image of Rosie the Riveter represents a time when people came together as a society to reach a common goal. Today's energy challenge can be combatted in a similar way. Together, we can work to save our planet from the pollution caused by burning fossil fuels by learning to conserve energy and developing alternative energy sources.

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Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
The nature of energy, the need to harness it for human use, and the many approaches to the production and delivery of energy in all its forms are presented as backdrop to the presentation of nuclear energy as a viable alternative in the twenty-first century. Combined with the non-fossil alternative fuel sources such as wind, biomass, solar and geothermal energy, and combined with conservation measures, nuclear energy can help to meet the needs of the world's energy-hungry populations. The myriad difficulties and varied solutions that, taken together, can improve nuclear energy production and delivery are described in concise language and clearly presented examples. Key concepts such as "The Manhattan Project" and "What is a "half-life?" are set against contrasting backgrounds; "Conservation Tip" sidebars appear throughout the book, accompanied by an updated image of Rosie the Riveter, iconic for her "can do" attitude. Color photographs and black-and-white graphics expand the information in the text. The book concludes with a time line, a glossary, and an index. This book, one of the "Energy Revolution" series (Guided Reading: S), would be a good addition to an elementary or middle school science classroom or library. Reviewer: Hazel Buys

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778729358
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
Energy Revolution
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
762,854
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
IG1090L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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