Jump to this Video »
Energy 101: Wind Turbines
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/multimedia/video_wind_turbines.html

U.S. Department of Energy/Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

This video provides a simple introduction to wind turbines and how they generate electricity.

Video length: 2:16 min.

Discuss this Resource»
Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»

Energy Literacy

Humans transfer and transform energy from the environment into forms useful for human endeavors.
Other materials addressing:
4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
Other materials addressing:
Various sources of energy are used to power human activities .

Benchmarks for Science Literacy
Learn more about the Benchmarks

Energy from the sun (and the wind and water energy derived from it) is available indefinitely. Because the transfer of energy from these resources is weak and variable, systems are needed to collect and concentrate the energy.
Explore the map of concepts related to this benchmark

Notes From Our Reviewers The CLEAN collection is hand-picked and rigorously reviewed for scientific accuracy and classroom effectiveness. Read what our review team had to say about this resource below or learn more about how CLEAN reviews teaching materials
Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • Can be used in conjunction with this Teachers' Domain activity: http://cleanet.org/resources/41889.html
  • About the Science

    • While this video covers the basics of wind energy technology, there is no discussion of social, environmental, and economic impacts of wind turbines.
    • Comments from expert scientist: The resource is simplistic, and its okay as an introduction.

    About the Pedagogy

    • This video can be used to complement other wind and renewable energy activities.

    Technical Details/Ease of Use


    Jump to this Video »



    Have you used these materials with your students? Do you have insights to share with other educators about their use? Please share with the community by adding a comment below.

    Please use this space only for discussion about teaching with these particular materials.
    For more general discussion about teaching climate literacy please use our general discussion boards.
    To report a problem or direct a comment to the CLEAN project team please use our feedback form (or the feedback link at the bottom of every page).
    Off-topic posts will be deleted.

    Join the Discussion


    Log in to reply