Learn how the exchange of energy in our earth and atmosphere lead to the generation of winds
Every one of us has felt the breeze of a summer day in our hair. Many have seen the great windfarms that are popping up across the countryside. But how many of us know that we, too can be active and responsible players in the development and implementation of this important green technology? We will learn how the exchange of energy in our earth and atmosphere lead to the generation of winds. We will explore the reasons why some places have never-ending wind. Finally, we will harness the power of our knowledge into the engineering of machinery that puts this power to beneficial use.
What You Will Learn
Students in Middle School: Wind Power will:
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- Construct a primitive wind turbine and
- Develop several works of art that respond to the movement of air
- Learn what generates wind
- Explore how certain locations on Earth’s surface act to concentrate wind energy
Course Number: GEOG-90018
Credit: 1.50 unit(s)