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Rebecca Felix


1st, 2nd, 3rd


Science, Climate Action

Resource Type

  • Digital Text

Regional Focus


Earth's Energy Resources: Solar Energy

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  • This digital book by Epic! provides basic information about solar energy, including passive solar and solar cell technology.
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  • In Epic, you can track daily reading, student logs, assignments, and quizzes.

Additional Prerequisites

  • You must create a free account as an educator to access this book. Students can be added to your class using a class code.
  • The words "climate change" are not mentioned in this book.


  • Students can click any word to get an audio pronunciation and definition.
  • There is a glossary of terms at the end of the book.
Scientist Notes
This short book puts the process of using solar energy to create power into very simple terms. While the full explanation is of course more thorough, this basic explanation is correct. This resource is recommended for teaching.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
      • RI.2.10 Read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at grade level complexity proficiently, with scaffolding as needed.
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