Here at Nitty Gritty Science, we want to foster the love of reading and improve science literacy.  We believe that using novel studies in the science classroom will not only give students exposure to different perspectives but will also help them develop an understanding of how science vocabulary applies to so many events in their lives.

The Boys Who Harnessed the Wind Novel Study includes targeted vocabulary that helps students make connections between vocabulary and real life.  It encourages students to think before they begin reading, while they’re reading, and after.  It meets a variety of learning strategies that engage students and their ability to learn and retain science ideas and concepts.  This novel study was created to be used in the secondary science classroom and is perfect for those looking to focus on vocabulary and reading comprehension.  It is perfect for the whole class, small groups, or independent study.  It’s user-friendly for distance learning and both print and digital versions are available so students can access the digital version from home or school.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind novel study is based on the young reader’s edition.​

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When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba’s tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season’s crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family’s life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William’s windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.

Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy’s brilliant idea can light up the world. ir?t=nittygrittysc 20&language=en US&l=li3&o=1&a=1943431248 - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Novel Study

Check out The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Novel Study by clicking the image below!

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Check out our other Novel Studies:

Radium Girls

Hidden Figures

Bees on the Roof

The Disappearing Spoon

 

Enjoy!

Erica

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