Wind Power

Wind power blows non-renewable sources away! Why are there not more wind power plants? Science sleuths track down the reasons behind our limited use of wind energy with a video from NOVA's energy unit. The resource covers the storage and transmission problems associated with wind energy.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource as a stand-alone for a wind study or as a part of the NOVA Energy unit
  • Have students record average wind speeds in your area for a week, then compare the data with the speeds needed for efficient energy production
Classroom Considerations

Pros

  • Presents wind's limitations in a very straightforward fashion
  • Contains links to additional resources that make great extensions
Cons

  • None
Common Core