Did you know that Texas is the national leader in wind power?

Who has seen the wind? Harnessing Alternative Energy is lesson written by a NC science teacher and now available at Learn NC.  In Activity 1 of this lesson, students compare potential wind resources in Texas and North Carolina and watch a 3 1/2 minute video title “Roping the Wind in Texas” from the Powering a Nation website.  This activity also utilizes Google Earth.

An accompanying student worksheet is available for download.

Also, you may be interested in supplementing this lesson with an  8 minute video excerpt from the recent PBS Special, Earth: The Operators’ Manual, which highlights the wind corridor that runs though the Great Plains and on up into Canada with emphasis on how Texas is taking advantage of this resource.  Additional teacher resources are also available.

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