Save the Planet: Using Alternative Energies applies the NCTE/IRA Standards to science and social studies content. Each book sends the reader on a fact-finding mission, posing an initial challenge and concluding with questions and answers. Through engaging, interactive scenarios, learners can experiment with text prediction, purpose-driven research, and creative problem solving - all critical thinking skills - while learning about ways to care for our planet.
In this book, students see the NextGen Science process at work in a real-world situation. Readers practice close reading as they look for clues that will lead to a deeper understanding of compost and how it works. The NextGen Science process pushes students to apply critical thinking as they learn new methods of exploration and build on concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.
Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of the power of solar energy.
The reader follows a student's journal as the student learns about oil and coal as an energy source, including how we used oil and coal in the past, how we use it today, and how we may use oil and coal in the future.
The reader follows a student's journal as the student learns about the history of solar power, how solar power is used as an energy source today, and the exciting future of solar energy.
Following a student conducting research, the reader learns about water power as an energy source. This exciting title includes how humans used water power in the past, how we use energy from water power today, and how we may use it in the future.
The reader follows a student's journal as the student interviews experts about wind power as an energy source. This engaging book covers wind power's history, how we use wind power today, and how we may use the wind as an energy source in the future.