Switch Energy, American Geosciences Institute
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4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
4.7 Different sources of energy have different benefits and drawbacks.
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- Students could weigh the pros and cons of wind farming then propose a site to build wind farms.
- Other considerations for discussion include social, environmental, economic, policy, noise, ecological impacts, etc.
About the Science
- Building wind turbines is one option to generate power from wind energy. There are challenges of siting, transmission, conversion, and backup generators that play into consideration of the use of wind turbines as a sustainable means of capturing wind energy.
- Comments from expert scientist: This video are appropriate only for introductory material. Although the speakers and their institutions are clearly identified, statistics and quantifiable statements are not backed up with citations.
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- This website has great potential for research projects for students.
- Lesson plans are not currently available but the project website projects their availability during late 2013.
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- High-definition video suitable for desktops and large screens.
- Available on Vimeo.
- No transcript or closed captioning available.
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