The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Challenge has been completed by:

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Lesson Plan

STUDENTS WILL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT WIND POWER AND DISCOVER THE BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS OF THIS RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE.

COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS. EACH OPTION IS WORTH THE SAME NUMBER OF POINTS. YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO SUBMIT WORK AND GET POINTS FOR ONE OPTION.

OPTION 1: Build your own anemometer
Students will build their own anemometer and use it to find the best location for a wind turbine in their schoolyard.

OPTION 2: Compare and contrast wind farms in Canada and the world
Students will research wind energy and compare wind farms in Canada to those in developing countries.


LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this activity, students:

  • will understand the benefits and drawbacks of wind energy
  • will have learned how to measure, record and analyze wind data (option 1)

RESOURCES:

Find out about Canada's wind farms with the Canadian Wind Energy Association

Learn everything there is to know about wind turbines here

Visit Wind Facts for information on Canadian wind energy. 

At Green Learning, there's lots to find out about wind energy. 

Shell Wind Energy

Canadian Geographic June 2009 wind energy special issue

Wind energy thematic 

Wind Energy in Canada

Wind Power video 

Pembina Institute: Students capture the wind

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