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Book 54: Windmills and Waterwheels: Harnessing the Energy of Wind and Water

Levels: 3-4
Contextual strands: Physical world icon. Physical world


Windmills and waterwheels have been chosen as the focus of this book because children can construct them as models to more easily investigate how they work and what makes them work most efficiently. Windmills and waterwheels, like other machines, transform energy from one form to another or transfer it from one place to another.

Concept overview

Use the concept overview, which is also on the inside front cover of the book, as a reference for the concepts that relate to Windmills and Waterwheels: Harnessing the Energy of Wind and Water.

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Links with other titles in the series

This book is aimed at levels 3–4, and it explores the structure and function of windmills and waterwheels, the transfer and transformation of energy, and the harnessing and redirection of forces.

It links to the following books:

Assessment resources

Search the science section of the Assessment Resource Banks (ARB) website to find resources that assess the 'big idea' learning outcomes referred to in the concept overview for this title.