Tools Need Batteries
a Paddy the Beaver Eco Builder episode
Way up where the Laughing Brook splashes into the Ottawa River, the little people of the Smiling Pool came to see Paddy cut down trees for his beaver dam. They saw Paddy working hard, with a little electric chainsaw to cut down trees for the wood. They saw Paddy with an electric nail gun. He nailed the wood together to make a wall! He had a little flashlight and a headlamp, and he worked all through the night. After a while of this, suddenly everything stopped.
Paddy was confused. Why wasn't anything working? He heard a laugh. It was his friend Jerry Muskrat, leaning on a cut down log. Jerry gave Paddy the Answer: what do you think it was?
Join Paddy The Beaver as he makes things, and discovers about how the things we build interact with waterways, nature and ecology, in his series "Eco Builder!"
When I grow up... I want to use power wisely
I want to understand the ways we get the power to use for the things we need (like heat and cooking) and the things we want (like phones and TVs). Electricity is one of the great discoveries of the last 200 years. Science teaches us how electricity is created, and stored inside batteries. I want to understand and watch how I use power.
I want to:
REDUCE: use things less to save power where I can.
REUSE: give something more than one life, or more than one use.
RECYCLE: make something new out of old things.
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