By Glen Phelan
Energy Basics: Energized! uses real-world examples to help students understand different forms of energy and how energy affects our lives. Students learn that objects have energy due to their motion. They study how energy can be stored and released at a later time. They learn that energy can change from one form to another, but it can never be lost. Students discover that the Sun is the source of almost all energy on Earth. At the end of each two-page spread, a brief statement called The Bottom
Line reinforces students’ understanding by summing up the key ideas about energy covered in those pages.