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Catch the wind, harness the sun

Author: Michael J Caduto
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Suggests activities and experiments for understanding global warming, causing a smaller power footprint, and using solar and wind power, and spotlights young activists.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Caduto
ISBN: 9781603429719 1603429719 9781603427944 1603427945
OCLC Number: 681503220
Notes: Includes index.
Target Audience: Middle School
Description: 223 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Foreword / John Hanson Mitchell --
Foreword / David Bonta --
Preface --
Kids Power! --
Part 1: Heating Up --
Energy and the power of simplicity --
Art for the earth / Green Giant Kevin Huo --
Activity: A dark day of enlightenment --
Global climate change --
Activity: Carbon-nation simulation --
A not-so-green house --
Clearing the air on ozone: Green Giant Otana Jakpor --
Activity: Blue-burning marsh bubbles --
Part 2: Chilling out --
Where has all the power gone? --
Activity: Sherlock Ohms & Doctor Watt-son --
Popping the carbon bubble --
Cleaning parks, saving the world: Green Giant Samantha Muscarella --
Activity: Tree-mendously cool --
Global heart-warming --
Campaigning for camels: Green Giant Cameron Oliver --
Activity: Helping countries on the hot seat --
Part 3: Harness the sun --
Star power --
Activity: Writing with sunlight --
Activity: Solar campfire --
Sun and wind --
Cool dude: Green Giant Colin Carlson --
Activity: Drying clothes on-line --
Renewable, every day --
Activity: That's sun cookin' --
Activity: Sun tea --
Capture the sun --
One smart cookie: Green Giant Michelle Marcus --
Activity: Solar heat by the gallon --
Plugging in to sunlight --
Activity: Personal solar power --
Part 4: Catch the wind --
What drives the wind? --
Monarchs catch the wind: Green Giant Benjamin Workinger --
Activity: Pie-plate wind maker --
Activity: Party-balloon wind gauge --
Wind power --
Activity: Sail away --
Winged towers --
Clean air, healthy people: Green Giants Idle Free Girls & Nathan Moos --
Activity: Mini-windmill power --
Part 5: Crank up the power --
All charged up --
Activity: Static balloons & bad hair --
Electromagnetism --
Activity: Magnetic attraction--or not --
Activity: Un-true north --
Of generators and motors --
Friend of nature: Green Giant Adeline Tiffanie Suwana --
Activity: Pedal power --
Seeing the light --
Activity: Power play game board --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: by Michael J. Caduto.

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Offers 22 projects and experiments focused on producing and playing with renewable energy. Suitable for children of ages 8 to 12, this book helps them extend and deepen their knowledge of  Read more...

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"Encourages a sense of both wonder and power in young global citizens."

 
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