By Michael J. Caduto. Illustrated by Clayton Hanmer (CTON)
North Adams, Massachusetts: Storey Publishing, 2011.
224 pages, 8 1/2 x 10 7/8. Full-color photographs & illustrations, activities, background information, resources. Ages 8 to 13.
GETS KIDS ALL CHARGED UP ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY!
Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun gives kids, teachers and parents 22 exciting projects and experiments that focus on using the power of the sun and wind to produce and play with renewable energy. Children ages 8 to 13 will have fun while increasing their knowledge of environmental science and learning how to fight global climate change.
Projects range from the quick and simple—like the Pie Plate Wind-Maker—to the thrillingly large-scale, like Pedal Power, in which kids use a bicycle to charge a 12-voltbattery for powering electronic devices. Exciting illustrations, beautiful photographs, games and fun-fact sidebars entertain and spark curiosity. Children will be inspired by the Green Giants—real kids from around the world who are leading the way with renewable energy initiatives and other environmental projects.
To view the flyer describing Kids’ Power—Michael Caduto’s exciting program about renewable energy for children—just click here.
"Michael Caduto once again provides an important, inspiring, empowering and useful educational resource.This newest contribution is a treasure of friendly, fun, scientifically grounded and accessible activities to address one of the most urgent of contemporary needs — the move to renewable resources for the health of people and the planet, now and in the future.In the process, he reconnects children with the natural world in their everyday lives.”
— Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., President and Co-Founder, Children & Nature Network, www.childrenandnature.org