40 Exciting Experiments to Explore, Create, Harness, and Unleash Energy - Humankind needs to rethink how it uses energy more than ever. Energy Lab for Kids prepares young minds for future challenges by giving them the groundwork they'll need. Offers 40 discovery-filled and thought-provoking energy projects by Emily Hawbaker, a science educator from the NEED (National Energy Education Development) project. Each chapter contains scientific explanations, discoveries, and hands-on knowledge that make learning fun. More than just a random collection of science experiments that kids can do, the goal is to explore and discover real energy solutions. Chapters cross all categories, from steam, electricity, and chemical reactions; to water, solar and wind power, allowing kids to compare and test the different sources and to discover their strengths and failings. Why is one source of energy more efficient for one situation but not for another? Which sources are renewable? Emphasizes inventive exploration throughout the book, so that kids may learn the reward of discovering that creativity leads to breakthroughs. 144 pages, paperback.