Supporting STEM-based learning, this fact-filled book for kids ages 6–9 is the ultimate guide to energy and its role in building a more sustainable future. Entertaining and educating young readers through a combination of close-up images, quirky trivia facts, quiz questions, and fascinating tidbits, it’s the perfect book for fueling kids’ interest in the natural forces that shape our world.
Why does your hair stick to a balloon? What are fossil fuels made from? Why does ice cream feel cold when we eat it? Find out the answers to these questions and more in DKfindout! Energy, which features photographs of scientific experiments and illustrative examples of basic energy principles. From the discovery of fire to the development of the nuclear reactor, scientific breakthroughs throughout history have led to modern energy applications, like Marie Curie’s research on radioactivity, which is still used in cancer treatments today. Readers will also delve into future energy issues and their possible solutions.
Vetted by educational consultants, the DKfindout! series drives kids ages 6–9 to become experts on more than 30 of their favorite STEM- and history-related subjects, whether Vikings, volcanoes, or robots. This series covers the subjects that kids really want to learn about—ones that have a direct impact on the world around them, like climate change, space exploration, and rapidly evolving technology—making learning fun through amazing images, stimulating quizzes, and cutting-edge information. The DKfindout! series is one that kids will want to turn to again and again.
About the Author
Author Emily Dodd is passionate about science, wildlife, and storytelling. She is a screenwriter for the science TV program Nina and the Neurons and has written and presented science shows at festivals and museums.
Consultant Jack Challoner studied physics in London, trained as a science and math teacher, and then worked in the education department at London’s Science Museum. Jack left the museum in 1991 to write science and technology books, and to write and perform science shows in museums, libraries, and schools.
Trusted by parents, teachers, librarians, and kids across the world, DK is an award-winning publisher of visual reference books for children, including the DK Eyewitness Books, DK findout!, and Maker Lab series. DK books combine clear photography and illustration with expert text to show you what others only tell you.
“High-interest topics, an abundance of eye-catching photos and visuals, and accessible text are a mainstay of DK titles, and the entries in this DK findout! series are no exception” –Booklist
“Photographs dominate the image-centric layout, augmented by informational bursts and sidebars, quizzes, and interviews… [A]n engaging, accessible format” –Publishers Weekly
“Filled with the beautiful photographs that DK is known for, plus a multitude of facts, prepare to not see your child for a few hours as they pore over these gorgeous books.” –Brightly