Planet Bonehead - Episode 4: Race for Renewable Energy
Science: Year 3 • 29m
And they’re off! The Race for Renewable Energy is underway as Bonehead and a gang of racers compete in the “Cannonbone Run” - each using a different renewable fuel source: electric, wind, biodiesel, solar. JP Rothbone and his Sniveling Cronies have their own plans however. JP will stop at nothing to ensure that his crony wins the race, gaining notoriety for his own new fuel product “Rothenol”, which is actually nothing but dirty, used gasoline.
In the educational documentary portion of this episode, kids learn about: fossil fuels - where they came from and how they will not last forever; pollution and global warming effects from burning fossil fuels; the concepts of renewable and sustainable energy sources; different types of sustainable fuel sources we can use to power our cars, homes and businesses.
In this educational documentary segment, kids meet Mr. Z of Blue Marble Solar. Mr. Z shows us the power of the sun reflected through a lens; explains how sunlight is captured by photovoltaic cells in a solar array and converted into electricity that can be used day or night; and shows kids some everyday objects that already use solar power. Finally he explains how an actual solar powered car may work in the future.
Kids may not have much control over the types of energy used for their schools, homes or parents' cars, but they do have the power to help save energy and reduce our use of fossil fuels. In this fun song, kids learn they can make a world of difference simply by turning off the lights every time they leave a room.
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