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4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
Various sources of energy are used to power human activities .
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- A professionally-produced overview of wind energy and related research at the NREL National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado.
- Link for video includes a printable transcript of the video for students to follow.
- Students could create a flow chart that illustrates how wind energy is converted into useable energy.
- Suggested that teachers discuss local and regional wind patterns, why wind generators are located where they are.
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- Presents the science, technological challenges, and the social and funding issues involved with developing wind technology.
- Includes some basics on wind energy, wind dynamics, and how wind turbines work.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
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