My Light – By Molly Bang
The Sun is a wondrous powerhouse which brings us energy in the form or light. The suns power is present in all aspects of our lives, from electricity in our houses to photosynthesis in plants which sustains life on this planet.
In My Light the sun itself narrates this exceptional story! Transfixing images show curtains of light particles rippling across a midnight blue sky.
This book quickly covers a lot of ground using fun ideas to simply communicate complex concepts.
This insightful book show us that energy is always changing form. What starts as sunlight, might millions of years later be burn as coal, which is of course called a fossil fuel as it comes from ancient plants.
Hydrogen atoms are fused together in the suns atomic furnace turning them into Helium. This process gives off energy which travels out into space as electromagnetic waves. Light is just a small part of this power filled wave spectrum.
We explore how light and plants create water and how water can be used to generate power. How does solar power work? What creates lightening? How do wind turbines create energy and why is geothermal energy so important in Iceland?
What are the good and bad things about dams and where does acid rain come from?
From greenhouse gases to sustainable systems, My Light holds a treasure of information that is presented in easy to understand terms, supported by detailed and exciting images.
Based on her own scientific knowledge and that of her friend Professor Penny Chisholm, an award winning leading expert on ocean science, My Light will captivate and enthral any young reader with a thirst for knowledge.
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- Age Range: 4 – 8 years
- Hardcover/Paperback: 40 pages
- Publisher: Blue Sky Press / Scholastic
- Publication Date: First Edition, March 1, 2004.
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 043948961X
- ISBN-13: 978-0439489614
- Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.3 x 0.3 inches
Molly Bang is an award winning children’s book illustrator and author.
“In the past 10 or 15 years, I have become more concerned about American children’s lack of knowledge about even the most basic scientific principles, and I’ve written four books about science in an attempt to help change this.”