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.
Without energy, there
would be nothing: no life, no movement, no light, no heat, no you,
no me… nothing.
- 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!
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.
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.
your way around my Energy Guide
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
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!Info
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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?
the problem? Pollution
Earth About the ‘greenhouse
— Help at hand? Possibly. What do
energy About energy sources
which are clean and last forever
shares and what you can do
to other energy sites