The Wind at Work: An Activity Guide to Windmills

3.56 avg rating
( 9 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781556523083: The Wind at Work: An Activity Guide to Windmills
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Wind at Work traces the history of windmills and how their design and function have changed over time. It includes more than a dozen wind-related activities such as conducting science experiments, cooking a traditional windmiller meal, sewing windmill patterns, and keeping track of household energy use. Information on how wind turbines (modern windmills) can produce energy as an alternative to nonrenewable fossil fuels is covered as well.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Gretchen Woelfle is an award-winning author of picture books, short stories, and environmental nonfiction. She has written for Cricket Spider and Cicada magazines and the anthology series Stories from Where We Live. She lives in Los Angeles.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 4-8. This combination of science, history, and activities centers around the use of wind as a source of power. The historical information is excellent, and includes Persian windmills of 1000 years ago, Dutch windmills of the 17th century, and modern wind turbines. Amusing anecdotes and intriguing facts are woven into the text, keeping it lively. An American farmer brags about all of the tasks his windmill accomplishes, including sawing wood, running a washing machine, and powering a pipe organ. A fascinating section on a windmiller's daily life reveals how the expression "rule of thumb" came to be. Black-and-white historical prints, photographs, and diagrams appear throughout. The mechanics of various windmills are briefly explained, but the emphasis is more on what the machines can do rather than on how they work. The well-balanced presentation offers worldwide coverage and objective information regarding the pros and cons of wind power compared to other sources. Each chapter ends with instructions for several projects. Some, like making a wind sock and wind vane, are directly related to wind power. Many others, though, have a vaguer connection. Activities such as "Create Landscape Art" and "Sing a Song of the American West" may not capture the imagination of children exploring the book on their own, but could work perfectly as resources for teachers or parents. Appendixes include a list of windmills and turbine sites, energy associations, environmental groups, and related career opportunities. A worthwhile purchase.?Steven Engelfried, West Linn Public Library, OR
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Woelfle, Gretchen
Published by Independent Pub Group (1997)
ISBN 10: 1556523084 ISBN 13: 9781556523083
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Independent Pub Group, 1997. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GZ-9781556523083

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Gretchen Woelfle
Published by A Cappella Books, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 1556523084 ISBN 13: 9781556523083
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description A Cappella Books, United States, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. "The Wind at Work" traces the history of windmills and how their design and function have changed over time. It includes more than a dozen wind-related activities such as conducting science experiments, cooking a traditional windmiller meal, sewing windmill patterns, and keeping track of household energy use. Information on how wind turbines (modern windmills) can produce energy as an alternative to nonrenewable fossil fuels is covered as well. Seller Inventory # AAG9781556523083

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Gretchen Woelfle
Published by A Cappella Books, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 1556523084 ISBN 13: 9781556523083
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description A Cappella Books, United States, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. "The Wind at Work" traces the history of windmills and how their design and function have changed over time. It includes more than a dozen wind-related activities such as conducting science experiments, cooking a traditional windmiller meal, sewing windmill patterns, and keeping track of household energy use. Information on how wind turbines (modern windmills) can produce energy as an alternative to nonrenewable fossil fuels is covered as well. Seller Inventory # AAG9781556523083

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Gretchen Woelfle
Published by Chicago Review Press
ISBN 10: 1556523084 ISBN 13: 9781556523083
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Chicago Review Press. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781556523083

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Gretchen Woelfle
Published by Chicago Review Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 1556523084 ISBN 13: 9781556523083
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Chicago Review Press, 1997. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GZ-9781556523083

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.40
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Gretchen Woelfle
Published by Chicago Review Pr (1997)
ISBN 10: 1556523084 ISBN 13: 9781556523083
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Chicago Review Pr, 1997. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st ed edition. 156 pages. 8.50x11.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1556523084

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Gretchen Woelfle
Published by Chicago Review Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 1556523084 ISBN 13: 9781556523083
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Chicago Review Press, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1556523084

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Woelfle, Gretchen
Published by Chicago Review Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 1556523084 ISBN 13: 9781556523083
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Chicago Review Press, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111556523084

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Gretchen Woelfle
ISBN 10: 1556523084 ISBN 13: 9781556523083
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-1556523084

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 66.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Gretchen Woelfle
Published by Chicago Review Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 1556523084 ISBN 13: 9781556523083
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

Book Description Chicago Review Press, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. 1st - may be Reissue. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1556523084n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 95.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds