Doable Renewables

Doable Renewables
Doable Renewables

Doable Renewables

16 Alternative Energy Projects for Young Scientists
By Mike Rigsby


224 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Mobipocket, PDF, Trade Paper, EPUB

MOBIPOCKET, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $12.99)

ISBN 9781569767689

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Oct 2010)


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Kids will learn valuable hands-on lessons from this guide by constructing working models that generate renewable, alternative energy. Budding scientists learn how to build their own Kelvin water-drop generator out of six recycled cans and alligator-clip jumpers; a solar-powered seesaw from a large dial thermometer and a magnifying glass; and a windmill from eight yardsticks, PVC pipe, cardboard, and a converter generator. Children will investigate the energy-generating properties of a solar cell, a radiometer, a Nitinol heat engine, and a Peltier cell—there are even plans to build a human-powered desk lamp. Each project includes a materials and tools list as well as online information on where to find specialized components.


"The focus on the hot topic of renewable energy . . . makes this a timely resource."  —Booklist

"A useful book for larger collections." —School Library Journal

"Full of hands-on ways to help students understand the principles of alternative energy and have fun doing it." —Curriculum Review  

Author Biography

Mike Rigsby is a professional electrical engineer and the author of Amazing Rubber Band Cars and Haywired. He has contributed to Byte, Circuit Cellar, Modern ElectronicsPopular Science, and other magazines. He lives in Sanibel, Florida.