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Title: Renewable Energy: Wind PDF
Url: http://esa21.kennesaw.edu/activities/wind/windactivity.pdf
Creator: Pratte, John
Publisher: Kennesaw State University
Description: This lesson introduces students to the uses of wind energy. Topics include a history of wind usage (grinding grain, pumping water, transportation), including the development of wind power in the United States and its more recent adaptations for producing electricity. There is also discussion of the physics behind the operation of a windmill and what drives the wind patterns in Earth's atmosphere. The lesson includes an activity in which students use online resources to study the relationship between barometric pressure and wind speed and direction. They will collect data on barometric pressure, wind speed, and wind direction for several days, map it, and look for relationships between wind speed and direction and the isobaric lines on the map.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Electricity and magnetism -- Electricity
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Renewable energy sources
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Renewable energy sources -- Wind power
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Renewable energy sources -- Wind power -- Windmills
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Science -- Physics
Science -- Ecology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Ecology -- Energy transfer
Ecology -- Wind
Resource Type: Dataset (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Environmental Science Activity
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-12-26 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2008-12-16 12:53:08 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Environmental Science Activities for the 21st Century
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Resource URL Clicks: 16
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