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.
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)
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.
Canadian Geographic June 2009 wind energy special issue
Wind Power video
Pembina Institute: Students capture the wind