Birds vs. Blades?
Offshore Wind Power and the Race to Protect Seabirds
It’s a chilly winter evening. A northern gannet lets out a loud graaak. Swiftly and carefully, a scientist scoops the bird off the surface of the water into a net so that a team of experts can implant a high-tech tag. Scientists will track this seabird—and many others—to learn its movement patterns over the following years.
Find out how scientists are working to ensure clean, renewable offshore wind power won’t spell disaster for the millions of seabirds that play a critical role in the ocean food web.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Subject||Science, STEM, STEM: Engineering|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||7.5|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF003220, JNF037020, JNF003030|
|Dimensions||10.625 x 8.875|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.2|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||184099|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
“This handsome book offers a well-researched and enlightening discussion of a topic seldom mentioned in children’s books.”—Booklist
School Library Journal
“Tightly written text and rich photography make this a must-read for those interested in environmental science and clean energy. Use this in classrooms to get debates on clean energy started.”—School Library Journal
“There’s lots of information here, but there’s also lively action, a sense of immediacy. . . . Practical, topical science in the field for middle-grade and middle school readers.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Rebecca E. Hirsch
Rebecca E. Hirsch, PhD, is the author of numerous books about science, nature, and geography for children. She lives with her husband and three children in State College, Pennsylvania. You can visit her online at rebeccahirsch.com.