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Wind Power

Description:
This lesson is designed to explain the use of wind power as a renewable resource. The students will build models of wind turbines and experiment with the types of changes that will increase efficiency.

Related Topics:
1. Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws.
2. Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow through the Earth system.
3. Biological processes depend on energy flow through the Earth system.
5. Energy decisions are influenced by economic, political, environmental, and social factors.
7. The quality of life of individuals and societies is affected by energy choices.
4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.

Associated Grade Levels:
9-1011-12

Sub-Resources

Wind Power
Associated Grade Levels:
9-1011-12

Related Sub-Topics

4.5 Humans generate electricity in multiple ways.

1.1 Energy is a quantity that is transferred from system to system.

5.4 Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.

1.4 Energy available to do useful work decreases as it is transferred from system to system.

7.3 Environmental quality is impacted by energy choices.

4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy from the environment into forms useful for human endeavors

3.1 The Sun is the major source of energy for organisms and the ecosystems of which they are a part

4.6 Humans intentionally store energy for later use in a number of different ways.

2.3 Earth’s weather and climate are mostly driven by energy from the Sun.

4.7 Different sources of energy and different ways energy is transformed, transported, and stored.

4.4 Humans transport energy from place to place.