Leif Catches the Wind Digital Storybook
Leif and his cousin Dana have been best friends forever. When they get the news that Dana is moving away, they decide to keep in touch via email. Dana emails Leif to talk about weather forecasting, her favorite hobby, and Leif emails Dana with news of his pet fish.
Leif is excited to learn that Dana’s new house has a fish pond outside, but Dana says that the fish seem to be sick. Inspired by the wind turbines of Denmark, Leif and Dana realize they might be able to use wind energy to help solve the problem. Enlisting the help of Leif’s mother, a mechanical engineer, Leif and Dana design a windmill to save the fish.
Readers are invited to create their own windmills and design blades to make their windmills spin. With some creativity and knowledge of the engineering design process, everyone can engineer!
Engineering Field: Mechanical Engineering
Science Field: Earth & Space Science
Try It! Kits
Let students get hands-on with STEM and engineering, even in a virtual learning environment.
Try It! Kits enhance your Engineering is Elementary storybooks with engaging hands-on learning. Designed to be used in conjunction with the storybooks, the Try It! Kits can also be used as a standalone STEM activity.
Each Engineering is Elementary Try It! Kit includes all of the materials a student needs to complete the mini-design challenge, with instructions in English and Spanish.
Build STEM literacy and engage learners in real-world challenges.