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Energy: 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power & How We by Kathleen M. Reilly, Mary Takacs-Moore

By Kathleen M. Reilly, Mary Takacs-Moore

Giving childrens a hands-on chance to determine power in motion, those 25 initiatives are a thrilling advent to the methods this scorching subject impacts either global politics and daily lives. filled with information regarding what power relatively is, the place it comes from, and its replacement resources, the tasks variety from a steam-powered boat and a solar-powered water heater to an electrical burglar alarm and a geothermal geyser. the cruel subject matters of power shortages are coated with enthusiasm in a full of life dialogue so young ones could make expert, optimistic adjustments for his or her destiny.

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Methane gas trapped within coal can explode when exposed to air, and it's toxic for the miners to breathe. Even the dust created from cutting into the coal can cause lung problems for the miners, called black lung disease. 50 LET’S FIND COAL…IF YOU DON’T “MINED” The United States has a lot of coal deposits. It’s found in almost every state. Much of the United States’ coal is in the Appalachian region, mostly in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. There’s another band of coal deposits in the middle of the United States, in states like Texas, Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois.

Hyis used as the fuel source drogen doesn’t have any neutrons, but for nuclear power. The element most other types of matter do have neuuranium is found in a mineral trons. Neutrons are the particles that have called uranium ore. It’s dug out of no charge at all (remember, protons have a the ground from large deposits in positive charge, and electrons have a nega places like the tive charge). Some atoms have more than United States and Canada. The element uranium has between 141 and 146 neutrons.

The catalyst is a special material that helps the oxygen and hydrogen interact. S Electrolyte: The electrolyte is the PEM, the barrier that allows the protons to pass through but not the electrons. NASA uses hydrogen fuel cells to generate electricity on the space shuttle. The waste product is water, which the astronauts use as drinking water. 31 Energy to Know anode: where electrons are separated from hydrogen in a fuel cell. cathode: where the electrons return from the circuit in a fuel cell.

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