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Solar Power

From the Series Green Planet

In Solar Power, early fluent readers learn the technology that allows us to turn the sun’s power into electricity. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the science behind solar power.

Infographics illustrate key concepts, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about solar power using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Solar Power also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Solar Power is part of Jump!’s Green Planet series.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category Beginning Readers, STEM
Subject STEM
Copyright 2017
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo STEM
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2016-08-01
BISACS JNF037020, JNF051080
Dewey 621.31
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 560
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 185385
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

Series Made Simple

From wind power to green buildings, the subject matter covered here explores the ways in which technology is being used to address environmental issues. Each book contains three chapters that give readers an overview of the topic, basic concepts, and possibilities for the future, often asking the audience to think critically and consider why or how these things work. The author also goes to great lengths to include the problems associated with these new technologies as well as the benefits, providing a balanced and comprehensive approach. “Did You Know?” sidebars and helpful charts offer more detailed information, while the “Try This!” activity gives students a hands-on understanding of the concepts. The full-page photo spreads are lush and gorgeously shot, even the ones featuring unpleasant images or locations (the landfill in Recycling) and enhance the already solid reading experience. VERDICT A visually appealing series that tackles alternative energy.