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Catch the wind, harness the sun : 22 super-charged projects for kids

Author: David Bonta; Michael J Caduto; John Hanson Mitchell
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Primary school : English
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Kids ages 8'12 will love these 22 exciting activities and experiments focused on producing and playing with renewable energy. Projects range from the quick and simple ' like the Pie Plate Wind-Maker ' to the thrillingly large-scale, like Pedal Power, in which kids use a bicycle to power a 12-volt battery. Each activity teaches children about renewable energy and larger environmental issues. Education doesn't get  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Document, Primary school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Bonta; Michael J Caduto; John Hanson Mitchell
ISBN: 9781603427043 160342704X
OCLC Number: 863473925
Target Audience: 7 years and up.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Foreword; Foreword; Preface; Kids Power!; PART 1 HEATING UP; 1 Energy and the Power of Simplicity; Art for the Earth: Green Giant Kevin Huo; Activity: A Dark Day of Enlightenment; 2 Global Climate Change; Activity: Carbon-Nation Simulation; 3 A Not-So-Green House; Clearing the Air on Ozone: Green Giant Otana Jakpor; Activity: Blue-Burning Marsh Bubbles; PART 2 CHILLING OUT; 4 Where Has All the Power Gone?; Activity: Sherlock Ohms & Doctor Watt-son; 5 Popping the Carbon Bubble; Cleaning Parks, Saving the World: Green Giant Samantha Muscarella; Activity: Tree-mendously Cool. 6 Global Heart-WarmingCampaigning for Camels: Green Giant Cameron Oliver; Activity: Helping Countries on the Hot Seat; PART 3 HARNESS THE SUN; 7 Star Power; Activity: Writing with Sunlight; Activity: Solar Campfire; 8 Sun and Wind; Cool Dude: Green Giant Colin Carlson; Activity: Drying Clothes On-Line; 9 Renewable, Every Day; Activity: That's Sun Cookin'; Activity: Sun Tea; 10 Capture the Sun; One Smart Cookie: Green Giant Michelle Marcus; Activity: Solar Heat by the Gallon; 11 Plugging In to Sunlight; Activity: Personal Solar Power; PART 4 CATCH THE WIND; 12 What Drives the Wind? Monarchs Catch the Wind: Green Giant Benjamin WorkingerActivity: Pie-Plate Wind Maker; Activity: Party-Balloon Wind Gauge; 13 Wind Power; Activity: Sail Away; 14 Winged Towers; Clean Air, Healthy People: Green Giants Idle Free Girls & Nathan Moos; Activity: Mini-Windmill Power; PART 5 CRANK UP THE POWER; 15 All Charged Up; Activity: Static Balloons & Bad Hair; 16 Electromagnetism; Activity: Magnetic Attraction --
or Not; Activity: Un-True North; 17 Of Generators and Motors; Friend of Nature: Green Giant Adeline Tiffanie Suwana; Activity: Pedal Power; 18 Seeing the Light. Activity: Power Play Board GameEpilogue; Appendix; Resources; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Photography Credits.
Responsibility: David Bonta, John Hanson Mitchell and Michael J. Caduto.

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Kids ages 8'12 will love these 22 exciting activities and experiments focused on producing and playing with renewable energy. Projects range from the quick and simple ' like the Pie Plate Wind-Maker ' to the thrillingly large-scale, like Pedal Power, in which kids use a bicycle to power a 12-volt battery. Each activity teaches children about renewable energy and larger environmental issues. Education doesn't get more fun than this! Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun offers more than enough to get any kid charged up about renewable energy.

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