The sun is a source of energy for living things. Energy that comes from sunshine is called solar energy. But how does solar energy work? And how can we use solar energy to not only stay on the cutting-edge of technology, but to help keep the environment healthy?
Read and find out about solar roads that light up when there’s danger ahead, like a moose on the road—and did you know that someday tiny solar chips placed in someone’s eyes could help a blind person see? Learn all this and more!
Running on Sunshine comes packed with visual aids like charts, sidebars, an infographic, and a hands-on activity—how to direct sunlight using mirrors! Both the text and the artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Bart Bartlett, Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan.
This is a Level 2 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science title, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano is a science education consultant and the author of several science books for children, including Running on Sunshine and A Black Hole Is Not a Hole, an NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended Book of Outstanding Nonfiction, and Big Bang!, an IRA Notable Children's Book. Visit her online at www.carolyndecristofano.com.
Giovana Medeiros is a freelance illustrator from Brazil who now lives in Dublin. When not making art, Giovana can be found trying new foods, drinking coffee, and walking around the city in search of her next inspiration. Running on Sunshine is her debut picture book. You can visit her online at www.giovanamedeiros.com.