Energy Engineering and Powering the Future

Jonathan Nixon (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117885

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As cities and populations grow, we need more and more energy to run and heat our homes and to power transportation. Readers will learn how energy engineers help make sure that our energy demands are met in a number of different ways. They discover new ways to convert natural resources into affordable and environmentally friendly forms of energy; they build and operate power stations for both renewable and non-renewable forms of energy; they manage electrical power networks; they also monitor how generating energy may harm the planet. Real-life examples and a design challenge help students understand key concepts related to the engineering process, and how energy engineers will play a vital role in our future.

Reading Level
Lexile
1080L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Y
ATOS
7.5
DRA
80
Categories
Genre
Science & Technology
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Subject
Science
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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