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4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
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- Do an oral review of the parts of the wind generator with students after they view the animation.
- Educator may want to turn sound off (which is loud and somewhat annoying) and narrate the video themselves.
About the Science
- This animation presents the characteristics of wind power as a source of clean energy.
- Claims about the growth of wind power as an energy source since 1990 may or may not be accurate.
- The pro-wind perspective in this video presents only the positives of the wind industry.
- Comments from expert scientist: The "Background Essay" and "Discussion Questions" are particularly interesting and useful. The interactive section does a fine job of describing all the essential parts of commercial wind turbines.
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