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Tiki's Guide to Energy


Energy is special. There's lots of it about and it's very useful. Why? What's so special? Here's just a few reasons.

  • it lets me swim fast and catch my fish
  • it gets you out of bed in the morning
  • it means that birds can fly, tigers can roar, wind can blow
  • it makes the sun, the moon and stars shine
  • it makes plants grow — food (= stored plant energy) for animals
  • it makes cars move, factories produce things, light bulbs glow, planes fly and your computer work. I'll bet you can think of many more!
Without energy, there would be nothing: no life, no movement, no light, no heat, no you, no me… nothing.

But there is a problem with energy. Some people have got used to using far too much of it. This means that there's not enough for everyone. And using some kinds of energy causes terrible pollution and makes the Earth's climate get hotter.

Confused? No worries. Welcome to my new Energy Guide in which I take you on a journey through energy and, I hope, help you understand it.


Finding your way around my Energy Guide
You may not want to look at all of this guide right away, so you can jump to any part that interests you from the table at the bottom of this page. If you want to look through each part, starting at the beginning, click the green arrow below (forward to 'What is energy?'). At the bottom of each new page, you'll find identical arrows which you click to go forward, back or return home (this page).

I've made a crossword puzzle about energy. All the answers are in my guide.

Hover your mouse here and see what happens!InformationInfo popoutsDo you see? If you hover your mouse over black text with a dotted underline for more info about something in my guide!

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Table of contents

What is energy? Heat and work (no, not homework!)

Where do we get energy from? And how we all need the Sun

What are fuels? How do people get energy from them?

What’s the problem? Pollution

What is pollution?

Greenhouse Earth About the ‘greenhouse effect’

Nuclear power Help at hand? Possibly. What do you think?

Renewable energy About energy sources which are clean and last forever

Fair shares and what you can do

Links to other energy sites


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