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Resource Language:

English

Regional Focus

Global

Earth's Energy Resources: Solar Energy

Author: Rebecca Felix
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Science, Climate Action
Resource Type:
  • Digital Text
Synopsis
  • This digital book by Epic! provides basic information about solar energy, including passive solar and solar cell technology.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • In Epic, you can track daily reading, student logs, assignments, and quizzes.

Additional Prerequisites

  • You must create a free account as an educator to access this book. Students can be added to your class using a class code.
  • The words "climate change" are not mentioned in this book.

Differentiation

  • Students can click any word to get an audio pronunciation and definition.
  • There is a glossary of terms at the end of the book.
Scientist Notes
This short book puts the process of using solar energy to create power into very simple terms. While the full explanation is of course more thorough, this basic explanation is correct. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.10 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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