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.
Use these discussion questions, prompts, and activities to teach with My Light: How Sunlight Becomes Electricity; Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life; Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas; and Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm.