Goodbye, Gasoline: The Science of Fuel Cells

Goodbye, Gasoline: The Science of Fuel Cells

by Laura Christine Lewandowski

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A fuel cell is a device that converts chemicals into electricity without pollution. This clean energy can be used to power cars, homes, and businesses—anything that uses electricity. A fuel cell is similar to a battery, but fuel cells don’t go “dead”—they just need to be refilled. Fuel cells may be the future of energy, providing a clean alternative to burning fossil fuels. There is still work to be done before fuel cells will be practical for everyday use, but many scientists are working to produce safe, cost-effective fuel cells to power our world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756535216
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Series: Headline Science Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 1140L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

A former high school teacher with a background in biochemistry and more than 10 years of experience in cytogenetic laboratories, Kristi Lew specializes in taking complex scientific information and making it fun and interesting for scientists and non-scientists alike. She is the author of more than 20 science books for children and teachers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Pollution-Free Power 4

Chapter 2 From Elements to Electricity 12

Chapter 3 All Kinds of Cells 18

Chapter 4 Fueling the Cells 24

Chapter 5 Obstacles and Options 30

Chapter 6 Our Fuel Cell Future 38

Timeline 44

Glossary 45

Further Resources 46

Source Notes 47

Index 48

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