Explore the five main types of energy (light, heat, sound, electrical, and chemical) and some of our sources of energy. Discover light energy and prisms; reflection and refraction; concave and convex lenses; and transparent, translucent, and opaque objects. Take a look at thermal energy and discover heat, conductors and insulators, expansion and contraction, temperature, conduction, convection, and radiation. Learn about how sound waves work and the differences between loud, soft, high-pitched, and low-pitched, sounds. Discuss electricity, atoms and electrons, circuits, switches, amps, and volts. Understand the role of chemical energy in our lives, and learn about 8 common sources of energy. Take a look at fossil-fueled steam electric power plants, hydroelectric plants, nuclear power plants, solar energy, wind turbines, tidal power, geothermal plants, and biofuel.
Students can personalize this book by coloring the illustrations and tracing the key words in print in the space provided. Incorporate some fun and handwriting practice into science. A review activity sheet with answer key is also included. 26 pages total.
All measurements are given in both English and metric. This title does not discuss origins or the age of the earth. If you would like to explore the topics in this book from a Creation science worldview, a free download is included in the Learning About Science Level 3 bundle with links to numerous free resources to help you do that. I can also send it to you freely upon request.