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Heat Sources

It’s getting HOT! HOT! HOT! In this section of Sci-ber Text you will explore things that make heat. The sun is the main source of heat on Earth. It provides light and warmth for all living things. You will also see how you can create heat just by rubbing objects together. So hold on, things are really heating up!
Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot!
Energy to Grow!
Here Comes the Sun!
I'm Freezing!
Get Your Motor Running
Heat and Light From Machines
How Hot Is It?
Let's Warm Up!
But I Don't Want More Heat!

Sources of Heat
(to the tune: "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean")

Oh, we can make heat with rubbing,
And heat from machines can be fun...
A hot tub will help us keep cozy,
But most of our heat's from the sun.

Heat and light can warm us.
Heat from the sun will help plants to grow.
Sunlight helps all creatures
That live on Earth, and below.

Mechanical machines are helpful
They work without electrical power,
Like biking and cutting and mowing,
They produce some heat and some power.


Electrical machines are common,
Like everything that has a cord.
A lamp, stove, TV, or heater,
And battery-powered toys.


Rubbing two things together
Will create a little heat
Like sticks, hands, ballons, and paper.
I really think friction is neat.


Words by V. Ahlstrom


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