Buried Sunlight

Buried Sunlight Acclaimed Caldecott Artist Molly Bang Teams Up With Award Winning M.I.T Professor Penny Chisholm To Present The Fascinating, Timely Story Of Fossil Fuels.What Are Fossil Fuels, And How Did They Come To Exist This Engaging, Stunning Book Explains How Coal, Oil, And Gas Are Really Buried Sunlight, Trapped Beneath The Surface Of Our Planet For Millions And Millions Of Years.Now, In A Very Short Time, We Are Digging Them Up And Burning Them, Changing The Carbon Balance Of Our Planet S Air And Water What Does This Mean, And What Should We Do About It Using Simple Language And Breathtaking Paintings, Bang And Chisholm Present A Clear, Concise Explanation Of The Fossil Fuel Energy Cycle That Began With The Sun And Now Runs Most Of Our Transportation And Energy Use In Our World.Readers Will Be Mesmerized By This Engaging Fourth Book In The Award Winning Sunlight Series By Bang And Chisholm. This book was the most complex of The Sunlight Series Bang and Chisholm did an admirable job of explaining how fossil fuels are formed, and how our use of fossil fuels is changing the earth, though I think some young readers might not fully understand some of the terms used, such as evolved, or be able to grasp the incredibly huge amount of time millions and millions of years is What I liked best is their simple yet striking description of how the earth will be affected by the continuing use of fossil fuels and the increase of CO2 in our atmosphere Further text at the back of the book provides detailed information for advanced students and teachers, including alternate sources of energy and ways to conserve energy Using the sun as the narrator of the text made me feel as though I was receiving the information from a higher being or viewpoint, which is appropriate for such a huge and global topic Bang s colorful
Next up in the Sunlight Series, we learn how fossil fuels were made and exactly how the burning of fossil fuels is releasing carbon chains that have been stored for millions of year into our atmosphere and ch
This books takes a basic approach in explaining some very complicated processes, but does so in a way that children can understand One needs to consider however that there is still much disagreement even in the scientific community about global warming and fossil fuels and what will happen or is happenin
Different time and science concepts support gratitude towards natural resources that takes millions of years to make Not only we learn about fossils and earth, we get to think about our ways of taking actions for our earth I gather books about math concepts now and thinking. Millions and millions years millions and millions of years passed 150 million years ago 60 Million Years ago 15 Thousand years ago60 million years ago150 million years ago Very Very slowly
If I could guarantee they d actually read it, I d send a copy to our current administration to learn from. Everything needs energy in order to grow and we also need energy to run machines This energy comes from the sun though it may be stored as fossil fuels underground The fossil fuels have stored that energy inside them and it is released when they are burned This book looks at how sunlight energy is stored in fossil fuels, explaining photosynthesis and the balance of oxygen on the planet It speaks to the way that oxygen was first released to the atmosphere and the millions of years that it took to create fossil fuels The book then informs readers about the impact of carbon dioxide on the planet and the resulting climate change In the end, the book lets readers know that the choice for the future of the planet is theirs.Bang worked with Chisholm, an award winning MIT professor on the information in the book Told from the point of view of the sun, the book takes a clear and scientific tone throughout, enhanced by the personal point of v
I told my future paleontologist six year old that petroleum jelly came from dead dinosaurs I know this is not completely true, but it did spark her interest in fossil fuels I generally find my local public library to be pretty well stocked, but in the whole system I only came up with three children s books on the subject Just three I ordered all of them The other two were meh This one was great.It was well written although sometimes I d forget that the book was being narrated by the sun and get confused for a bit I have a pretty solid science background, but I still learned a new concept or two This book does an excellent job of taking big, complicated scientific ideas and distilling them into a story easy enough to be understood by children The detailed notes at the end give a taste of how much was left out I admired how carefully this book was able to convey the gravity of global warming without being alarmist Instead of a pessimistic doomsday picture, this book felt like an
I was not drawn in as strongly to this book as I was Ocean Sunlight How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas Maybe it was the palette, maybe it s because I had been looking for a good book on plankton and hadn t been searching for a good book on CO2 While reading I had a hard time remembering the sun was the narrator because Bang only kept a subtle visual
Bookshelf Entry 2Non Fiction Buried Sunlight Molly Bang Penny ChisholmFiction Luz sees the light by Claudia Davila This book is about how fossil fuels have changed the earth and how the earth will continue to change if we continue doing what we are doing It describes how when burning fossil fuels, humans use these ancient buried fuels, which allow for the use of oxygen but it also emits Carbon Dioxide into the air, which over time can be dangerous A reason I liked this book is because it asks questions about the book to engage the readers, like Do you think animals will be able to adapt to these rapid changes I twinned this nonfiction book, with the fiction book called Luz sees the light, by Claudia Davila and I paired it with this book because this book is about Luz, a 12 year old girl, realizes that the world is ever changing and she needs to be up with the times She decides to turn a run down part
I ve enjoyed and learned a lot from each of the titles in The Sunlight series This one was no exception to that rule as the text and luminous and sumptuously detailed illustrations make very clear just how important the sun is to our planet The sun narrates the book, explaining how fossil fuels were formed and how quickly humans have depleted them While many might argue that there needs to be no worry about this rapid consumption since the planet has endured extreme temperatures in the past, the authors point out that those changes took place over long periods o