Literature

Activity and Information Books

We provide a variety of energy-related activity books, coloring books and general information books in class sets.

Conservation/renewable energy titles

About Alternative Energy Sources, Grades 4-Adult
This booklet outlines renewable and nonrenewable energy sources and describes the technologies involved. Presents the pros and cons of synthetic fuels, hydro power, solar energy, biomass and other potential sources.

About Solar Energy, Grades 4-Adult
This booklet describes a broad range of solar technologies including the use of photovoltaics, wind power, biomass, transportation, etc.

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About Wind Power, Grades 4-Adult
This booklet provides a general discussion about the history of wind power and the benefits of using the wind to make electricity.

Earth Day Every Day Fun Book, Grades 6-8
Make Earth Day Every Day with this 13-page information and activities booklet [3.8 MB PDF]

How to Save Energy, Grades 2-4
Children can learn where energy comes from and how to save it at home from this popular coloring and activity book. Friendly drawings and puzzles work together to encourage students to conserve.

Pigopolis Coloring Book, Preschool-Grade 3
Young children will enjoy this coloring book that illustrates energy-efficiency lessons learned in the popular Pigopolis videotape.

Let's Save Energy, Grades 4-6
Preteens will learn how we get energy and why we must conserve it. Shows how to save on heat and hot water at home; suggests simple experiments that reinforce the message. This fascinating book motivates kids to conserve energy every day! 16 pages.

Appliance Cost of Operation, Grades 5-Adult
Get a grip on energy costs with this handy guide to the most commonly used electric and gas household appliances. Students can use this handy guide to calculate electric cost of operation and natural gas cost.

Gas and electric safety titles

Switch to Safety: Electric Safety Activities Book, Grades 3-5
This 10-page activity book features a variety of electric safety activities including word search, home safety search, word scramble and glossary of safety terms.

Play It Safe, Grades K-5
An excellent guide for parents and children that deals with potential electrical dangers such as flying kites near overhead wires or playing close to electrical equipment. This booklet urges everyone to respect the power of electricity.

My Book About Natural Gas, Grades K-1
This eight-page booklet teaches the youngest readers about the benefits and safe use of natural gas. The "energy elephant" shows youngsters the origins of natural gas and how it is used to cook food and warm our homes. They learn to stay away from matches and stoves and to tell a grown-up if they smell gas.

About Electric Safety, Grades 4-Adult
A concise booklet about preventing fires, injuries, shock, etc., caused by the misuse of electricity. Covers safe wiring, fuses, circuit breakers and appliances. Tells what to do in an electrical emergency.

About Natural Gas Safety, Grades 4-Adult
Natural gas is not dangerous—its misuse is. Effectively presents the common-sense safety rules required when working with or around gas-operated appliances. Special section on gas leaks and first-aid tips.

Electric Safety From A to Zap Coloring Book, Grades K-3
A cat and mouse talk about energy and electrical safety, illustrating dangerous situations such as flying kites near power lines, using appliances while bathing, touching a frayed electrical cord and standing outdoors during thunderstorms.

General energy titles

Where the Little Lightbulb Gets Its Juice Activity Book, Preschool-Grade 3
The booklet demonstrates generation and transmission of electricity through puzzles, word games and other skill-building activities. This booklet is designed to work with the video of the same title.

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