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Title:
Wind power
Author:
Petersen, Christine.
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
47 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Describes how wind occurs in nature and how it can be used to produce electricity, both now and in the future.
Language:
English
Contents:
What makes the wind blow? -- Local winds -- Discovering wind power -- Harnessing the wind -- Farming the wind -- Wind power for the future -- To find out more -- Important words.
Reading Level:
1060 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 6.3 0.5 82510.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 7.8 3 Quiz: 34629 Guided reading level: P.
ISBN:
9780516228099
Format :
Book

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NATIONAL STANDARDS: National Science Standards, Grades K-4- Earth and Space Science: IV. Content Standard D- Weather changes from day to day and over the seasons. Weather can be described by measurable quantities, such as temperature, wind directions and speed, and precipitation.- Science and Technology: V. Content Standard E- People have always had problems and invented tools and techniques to solve problems.


Author Notes

Christine Petersen is the author of several nonfiction books for children.


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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Christine Petersen's Solar Power0 . Gr. 3-5. The familiar small, square format and the large, well-spaced type of volumes in the long-running True Book umbrella series have been preserved in this new offshoot, Environment & Conservation. Petersen provides readers with a lucid picture of the sun and wind as natural forces before introducing some of the technology (windmills, turbines, solar panels) used to harness energy on a large scale. A few more diagrams (how a windmill works) would have been helpful, but the captioned photos are well chosen, and the science and the explanations of the technology are eminently clear. Each book ends with a forecast of the future that informs kids about the advantages and disadvantages of such renewable resources and speculates on their use in years to come. Slick paper, colored screens, and attractive page layouts contribute further to a fine addition to the True Book stable. --Stephanie Zvirin Copyright 2004 Booklist


Table of Contents

What Makes the Wind Blow?p. 5
Local Windsp. 11
Discovering Wind Powerp. 18
Harnessing the Windp. 28
Farming the Windp. 33
Wind Power for the Futurep. 38
To Find Out Morep. 44
Important Wordsp. 46
Indexp. 47
Meet the Authorp. 48