Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Annotated Bib - Energy

This annotated bibliography will focus on SOL 3.11 Earth Resources. Where do we get energy from? Is energy renewable? These questions will be answered in more below. This is a great ice breaker for developing back ground knowledge on the earths resources. This is a great lesson for your 3rd grader because it will get them thinking about where do we get our energy from. Enjoy!!!

Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun: 22 super-charged projects for kids. By Michael Caduto 2011. 224 P. Storey Publishing LLC,(978-1603427944) Gr. 3-5.
SOL 3.11 A&B) This is one of those books you as a parent buy and it opens up a whole world of bonding opportunity for you and your child. There are 22 exciting activities and experiments that focus on producing and playing with renewable energy. This is also a great conversation starter for topics about energy production and conservation. With the way the worlds going these days its important to have these discussions early on in life with your child. What better way to have these talks is while your child is doing experiments with you dealing with renewable energy.

The Earths Resources: Renewable and Non-Renewable. By Rebecca Harman. 2005. 32 p. Heimemann-Raintree, (978-1403470683) Gr. 3-5
SOL 3.11 C) This books talks about the difference between renewable energy and non renewable energy. This also is a great source for finding out what resources the earth provides for us that we can use in a renewable way. This book also goes into what are fossil fuel and answers tough questions for kids such as: Can Wind or the current in water make electricity?

Energy from the Sun. By Allan Flowler. 1998. 32 p. Children's Publishing Co, (978-516262550) Gr. 3-4
SOL 3.11 A) This is a great book for a beginning reader. This book looks at how we get energy from the sun. The book also looks at how the sun effects our life and everything around us. This book also reflects on how the sun powers life on this planet. This books looks also at how the sun controls virtually everything almost.

Generating Wind Power. By Niki Walker. 2007. 32 p. Crabtree Pub Co, (978-0778729273) Gr. 3-4
SOL 3.11 B) This is a wonderful book for young readers who are interested about the benefits of renewable energy such as wind power. Wind can power machinery and generate electricity and help keep agriculture alive. Check out this book for a peak into the future of renewable energy.

A Refreshing Look at Renewable Energy with Max Axiom, Super Scientist. By Katherine E Krohn. Illustrated by Cynthia Martin and Barbara Schulz. 2009. 32 p. Graphic Library, (978-1429639026). Gr. 3-4
This awesome children's book covers SOL 3.11 B, which talks about renewable energy sources. When your kid goes to science class I bet they never had a teacher like this. Max Axiom is a scientist who uses freak powers he acquired in a freak accident. Max uses his powers to demonstrate science to kids. This book he talks about renewable energy sources and what exactly is a renewable energy source and how it works. This is a great book for a kid that may be having a hard time in science class and needs a fun boost at home though this wonderful book.

SOL 3.11 A, B, C) This is a great website that goes into the history of energy and what energy is for us today. Like the other website this also includes short games and things for the child to read about in regards to saving energy. This website even includes an energy calculator for the parent to use with he child.
SOL 3.11 B&C) This is a game website that gets children and adults to figure out the difference between non-renewable energy and renewable energy. This is a really fun game and will also help your child grasp the concept and the difference between the two forms of energy! The website includes a a type of flashcard game where you have to guess if its renewable of non-renewable. FUN for EVERYONE!!!!!
SOL 3.11 C)This is a great video that actually shows a house that uses solar panels to produce energy for the entire house.This video talks about how the house uses power of the sun to get its power so the people inside can live their daily lives without harming the environment or burning up non renewable energy sources. This is especially a fun clip to show your class of 3rd graders so they can have a visual to what a solar home actually looks like and how it works.

SOL 3.11 B) Can you say best kids website ever!!! This website has everything! From games to short trivia and all things renewable energy and how to conserve energy in the house and in your community. This is a great website to get those little gears turning in your child's mind about what they can do to use less energy as well as take advantage of the renewable energy that is all around us.

SOL 3.11 A) This is a website with a compilation of facts about solar energy and how useful it is in terms that kids can understand. This is a great aide to any classroom lesson on solar energy from the sun. The website is colorful and kid friendly!

SOL 3.11 Earth Resources
3.11 The student will and understand different sources of energy
A) energy from the sun
B) sources of renewable energy
C) sources of non-renewable energy
The concepts developed in this standard include the following:
• The sun is the source of almost all energy on Earth. The sun is the direct source of light and heat energy.
• Sunlight, water, and wind are sources of energy. The force of flowing water and moving air (wind) can also be used to generate electricity.
• Wood comes from trees. It has many important uses, including its use as a fuel.
• Some energy sources are renewable. That means that they can be replaced. Some energy sources are nonrenewable. That means that once they are used up, they are gone and cannot be replaced. Coal, oil, and natural gas are nonrenewable resources.
• Fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas, are formed from decayed plants and animals. The formation of fossil fuels takes millions of years.
In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students should be able to
• explain that the sun is the major source of energy for the Earth.
• analyze the advantages and disadvantages of using different naturally occurring energy sources.
• identify sources of energy and their uses. • describe how solar energy, wind, and moving water can be
used to produce electricity.
• describe how fossil fuels are used as an energy source.
• design a basic investigation to determine the effects of sunlight on warming various objects and materials, including water.
• compare and contrast renewable and nonrenewable energy sources.

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