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Usable Energy Issue Date: 10-30-2016

Cool Spots image Oil Refining: A Closer Look, tinyurl.com/k8tc6na, explains how crude oil is changed into various forms of usable energy. Watch a short animated feature about the history of petroleum. When your parents fill up their car at the gas station, the fuel has gone through an extensive process to make it safe. Impurities must be removed and chemical reactions must take place to create usable products. Did you know that kerosene, used in lamps and candles, is also known as paraffin oil? Check out Everyday Use to learn about its important role in the aviation industry.

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Water and Electricity Issue Date: 05-29-2016

Cool Spots imageRunning water and electricity are modern conveniences all of us depend on today. Welcome to the Kids Zone, enwin.com/kids, where you can play games, take quizzes and learn safety tips. In Electricity, read about Energy Around the World. Did you know that 40 percent of the energy in the United States comes from oil? Iceland produces 99.9 percent of its energy from a completely different source. Check out Water to find out where 75 percent of the world’s fresh water is stored. Playing Safe explains how water and electricity, while necessary and useful, can also be dangerous. A few simple rules can keep you and your family out of harm’s way.

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Renewable Energy Issue Date: 04-10-2016

Cool Spots imageConserving energy is something everyone should participate in. Kids & Energy, kids.esdb.bg/newenergy.html, highlights the ways scientists and inventors are discovering to create and conserve energy. In Energy-Smart Inventions, you might be surprised to learn how long electric cars have been around. Did you know that hydropower has been in use for more than 2,000 years? Find out how it works. You may not have heard of Biomass, but you have certainly seen its components, such as fast-growing trees and grasses. Can you guess what this type of energy is best suited for? Keep exploring to learn about all types of energy.

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All About Energy Issue Date: 11-01-2015

Cool Spots imageAlliant Energy Kids, alliantenergykids.com, teaches students about wise energy use. In Energy Basics, learn about inventors who discovered much about today’s energy. While you use it daily to turn on lights and charge your electronics, you might not realize that electricity can be dangerous. Learn rules of Playing It Safe. Did you know that you should watch for power lines before you climb a tree? Find out how you can help save Energy and the Environment. Test your knowledge in Fun and Games, then choose Cool Projects to Try at Home.

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What Is Fracking? Issue Date: 09-13-2015

Cool Spots imageHave you ever wondered where the natural gas that powers household appliances in many parts of the United States comes from? Dangers of Fracking, dangersoffracking.com, takes a look at Hydraulic Fracturing, a controversial drilling process that extracts natural gas from the earth. Drilling a single gas well requires 1 to 8 million gallons of water, which is mixed with chemicals and sand, then injected into a pipeline. Critics of fracking say some of these chemicals can contaminate the groundwater near the wells. Find out how you can stay informed and support the FRAC Act, so that your community can stay aware of chemicals that may be present in your drinking water.

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