This resource is an interactive map that includes all components of the United States wind infrastructure, including wind energy power plants and both onshore and offshore wind resources (100 meter wind speeds). This resource is easy to use and the interactive legend is easily understood. This resource is recommended for teaching.
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ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
HS-ESS3-2. Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
The map is easy to use and has some very clear patterns, so I had my students make predictions about why certain states had more wind power plants and some had none. Then I gave them time to do independent research to confirm or update their predictions.
2 years ago
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