Chapter 1. How Can We Think Like an
Chapter 2. How Do We Study
How Do We Use the Wind?
Chapter 4. How Do Geography and Community
Influence Wind Power Projects?
Efficiency and Renewable Energy: The animated map of the United States
shows the growth of installed wind capacity between 1999 and 2007.
with Miller: This resource can be used to explain the cause of wind. Have
youth view the Danish Wind Industry's animation to learn about wind and its
- U.S. Department of Energy,
Efficiency and Renewable Energy: This web site has information about
individual states, publications, videos, and web resources. Encourage youth to
research why some states have more installed wind power capacity than
Weather Service: A Resource about The Origin of Wind
Stream: Learn more about it here.
Hills Wind Farm: Share a video of the Mendota Hills Wind Farm posted on You
- Forest City
Community School District Wind Turbines: Find statistics, photos,
additional links, and more.
Powering America: Wind Energy for Schools: Here you will find information
about the Wind for Schools Project, where school wind projects are located
across the United States, where you can find higher education or continuing
education wind programs, teaching materials, and informational resources.
Chapter 5. How Does Wind Inspire Creativity and Design?
Wind Power and
Idaho installs a school wind turbine
Encyclopedia of Alternative Energy
Futures Channel: Connecting Learning to the Real World. View a short film
on the Wind Business. Learn what it takes to engineer these state-of-the-art
- Wind Powering
- Database of State Incentives for
Renewables and Efficiency
- The NEED Project: The mission of the National
Energy Education Development (NEED) Project is to promote an energy conscious
and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators,
businesses, government, and community leaders to design and deliver objective,
multi-sided energy education programs. Find the link to their monthly
newsletter, Career Currents, and share the newsletters with youth.
Economist: The Future of Energy. The Power and the Glory
- GreenLearning designs
premier learning resources for Canada's innovative teachers. Help youth
participate in their own learning while gaining a more holistic and hopeful
understanding of today's complex energy and environmental issues.
- Wind Energy Basics from
American Wind Energy Association
- The British Wind Energy
Association: What happens when the wind stops blowing?
- Check out EcoLogic
Lofts online: A new condominium residence in Chicago. They are seeking LEED
Certification and plan to utilize many green features to provide stylish homes
that reduce residents' carbon footprint. Talk with youth about LEED
Certification. What do they think it means? In addition, encourage them to
think about the engineering design process as it relates to the development of
this new condominium.
- Cielo Wind Power: Get answers to
frequently asked questions about wind power.
Cleaner Way to Keep the City Running. New York Times article Jan. 2,
- In New York's Times Square, a
billboard powered by wind and solar energy! New York Times article Nov. 14,
- Register at Windustry.com
to receives updates and information about the latest news on wind
Non-turbine Wind Alternative: View this short video about an alternative to
Geographic: Wind Power
more on this topic from land-grant universities across the U.S. see: Home Energy
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