Energy literally makes the world go around. Without it, nothing would live, move, or react. While energy cannot be created or destroyed, we rely on it to change form when we warm our hands with a cup of hot cocoa, ride a roller coaster, and digest our food. From potential to kinetic and electrical to chemical, become an energy expert through this engaging physical science book.
Fifth grade readers will learn all about the first and second laws of thermodynamics; energy transformations; movement of thermal energy through conduction, convection, radiation; and more through this high-interest informational text filled with vibrant photographs. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on Think Like a Scientist lab activity and a Your Turn page at the end of the book support STEM education and provide young scientists with an opportunity to apply what they've learned in the text. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.