The fossil fuels that power today's world are a limited resource. Luckily, scientists and engineers are developing many alternative energy sources to take their place. With clear text, vivid photos, and helpful diagrams, Alternative Energy shows readers the history of these technologies, where they stand today, and what new advances are now under development.
Students researching energy topics for science projects will find fast facts, photographs, illustrations, and other informative resources in this series. Lots of photographs with captions and fact boxes are included in each book. Historical notes give context to the development of alternative energies and supporting details on how biofuels, hydrogen fuel cells, geothermal, hydroelectric, nuclear, ocean, and solar energies are currently used. . . . Recommended.
—Alternative Energy - School Library Connection (Sep 2017)
As awareness of the dangers tied to global warming and fossil fuels grows, green energy is playing a bigger part in how people are powering their communities. Each of the books in the Alternative Energy series introduces an ecofriendly energy source by explaining its history, how it works, its pros and cons, and its future potential. . . .They succeed in contextualizing each resource within a larger conversation on the relationship between energy and the environment. Critical-thinking questions linked to the publisher’s website join primary source excerpts, sidebar facts, and color illustrations for a rounded learning experience.
—Alternative Energy – Booklist (May 2017)
Fact-filled and thorough, this well-written collection covers a vast array of sustainable power sources, from the familiar (Solar Energy; Wind Energy) to the less common (Biofuels; Ocean Energy). Text-heavy yet comprehensible, each book delves into the specific energy source’s origins, current applications, and outlook; addresses its benefits and drawbacks; and encourages readers to come to their own conclusions. With its impeccable content, this dynamic series is a must for school and public libraries.
—Alternative Energy - School Library Journal (Apr 2017)
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.5-5.8|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Guided Reading Level||S-T|