Students will examine the societal arguments for and against wind farms.
Guiding Questions :
- Why are many people living in coastal areas opposed to the construction of wind farms slightly offshore?
- How are wind farms more environmentally friendly than coal-fired or nuclear power plants?
- How many wind turbines are needed to match the electrical output of one standard sized coal-fired power plant?
Performance/Literacy Tasks :
Simulation : Windmill Power Generator
Video : The Wind Business: Calculating the Power of the Wind
Video Lesson Plan : Energy Crunch
A lesson plan that will inform students the problem our planet has with usable energy and pose some alternatives.