by Patricia Newman
Cherry Lake Publishing, 2014
Gasoline from plants? Electricity from ocean waves and tides? Introduce kids to two forms of alternative energy that just might help the U.S. reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. Biofuels and Water Power are part of Cherry Lake Publishing’s Language Arts Explorer series, which 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, readers experiment with text prediction, purpose-driven research, and creative problem solving–all critical thinking skills–while learning about ways to care for our planet. Back matter includes a glossary, fun science experiments, further reading ideas, and cool websites to visit.