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Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

Running on Sunshine: How Does Solar Energy Work?

$17.99

Read and find out about solar energy in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.

The sun is a source of energy for living things. Energy that comes from sunshine is called solar energy. But how does solar energy work? And how can we use solar energy to not only stay on the cutting-edge of technology, but to help keep the environment healthy?

Read and find out about solar roads that light up when there's danger ahead, like a moose on the road--and did you know that someday tiny solar chips placed in someone's eyes could help a blind person see? Learn all this and more!

Running on Sunshine comes packed with visual aids like charts, sidebars, an infographic, and a hands-on activity--how to direct sunlight using mirrors! Both the text and the artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Bart Bartlett, Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan.

This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It's a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:

    hands-on and visualacclaimed and trustedgreat for classrooms

Top 10 reasons to love LRFOs:

    Entertain and educate at the same timeHave appealing, child-centered topicsDevelopmentally appropriate for emerging readersFocused; answering questions instead of using survey approachEmploy engaging picture book quality illustrationsUse simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skillsFeature hands-on activities to engage young scientistsMeet national science education standardsWritten/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the fieldOver 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interests

Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Hardcover.