From light and heat to magnetism and electricity, explore energy with this children’s book full of photographs and illustrations, fascinating facts, and engaging challenges—from the creators of DKfindout.com, DK’s free online resource for kids.
Did you know that lighting can be more than five times hotter than the surface of the sun? Or that the world’s most powerful wind turbine has blades longer than nine buses? Find out why!
Perfect for energetic young scientists who want a highly visual STEM book to increase their science know-how, DK findout! Energy is sure to inspire the next amazing science fair project or school report. Inside, author Emily Dodd breaks down what energy is and why it's so important.
With this DK findout! book, you will:
- Learn about the different types of energy, including kinetic energy, potential energy, and chemical energy - Read about the discoveries of brilliant scientists such as Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, and Marie Curie - See how sound energy travels, how conductors and insulators work, and how electricity flows through a circuit - Watch the chemical explosion that occurs when a firework is lit - Discover renewable energy sources and ways we can conserve, or save, energy - Hear from real-life scientist Dr. Canan Dagdeviren at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - and find out much, much more!
The DK findout! series of kids books helps children become experts on their favorite nonfiction subjects, from dinosaurs and ancient civilizations to space, coding, and cutting-edge technology. Learn more about science—and everything else—at www.dkfindout.com, the award-winning free educational website.
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