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Alternative Energy
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Glossary - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Non-Fiction,
Author, Christine Peterson
ISBN 0516228048 1553375831
Various forms of alternative energy (wind, solar, hydo, geothermal and biofuels are explored.

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Comparative Air Emissions of Wind and Other Fuels
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Wind energy's most important environmental benefit is its lack of emissions of both air pollutants and greenhouse gases when compared with alternative methods of generating electricity. This fact sheet looks at carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxid...
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Converting Wind Energy to Electricity
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Interactive demonstration of the process of converting wind energy to electricity.
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Danish Wind Industry
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: The Danish Wind Industry Association (DWIA) is a non-profit association who purpose is to promote wind energy at home and abroad. Their website offers technical information, a glossary, wind figures and facts and this is all provided in multiple languages (de...
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Energy Kid's Page
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Energy sections, puzzles, quizzes, games,Energy Ant field trips, activities, energy facts, historical time lines (on energy) and more combine to provide a valuable classroom resource.
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Energy Library Books on Science
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Experiment - School Projects
Summary: Twenty-three books are recommended in this list from Energy Quest. Thse are books that provide lessons, experiments and project suggestions to enhance energy education in the classroom.
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Energy Star for K-12 School Districts
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Holiday - List - Web site
Summary: ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program(EPA and DOE) helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR provides tools and guidelines for energy management appropriate for school administrators; it pro...
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Energy Story
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Glossary - Manual/Handbook - School Projects
Summary: The Energy Story provides energy information on electricity (all types), fossil fuels, biomass, geothermal, hydro, nuclear, ocean, solar, wind, renewable vs nonrenewable, hydrogen and more. This is a 20 chapter introduction to energy appropriate for middle sc...
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Facts about Wind Energy and Noise
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Facts about wind turbines, noise issues, definitions, and comparisions of sound to other sound generators and indicative noise levels dB.
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GIS Index of Maps
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Web site
Summary: ESRI's GIS has developed maps for various resources and for specific projects. Maps include interactive maps and renewable energy atlas of the west for biomass, geothermal, solar and wind; solar maps and maps of federal energy management programs.
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Guided Tour on Wind energy
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Each of the thirteen chapters contains mini-guided tours on wind energy topcis. Although a Danish production, the tour is available in dansk, deustsch, english, espanol and francais. This website offers much more than
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Illinois Wind
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: Located at Western Illinois University, the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs promotes improvement of the quality of life in rural areas by developing public-private partnerships with local agencies concerning small business development and community develo...
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Illinois Wind Resource Map
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Wind resource map for the state with a wind power classification chart.
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Kid Wind Project
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Educational materials, teacher workshops, wind data, and lessons are components of this web site, as well as a wind energy challenge design contest for classrooms.
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Learning about Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects - Web site
Summary: If you're wondering what renewable energy and energy efficiency are all about, you've come to the right place. Here you'll find the answers to these questions: What Is Renewable Energy? Why Is Renewable Energy Important? Why Is Energy Efficiency Important? The...
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: NREL provides maps, resources and much more as part of their effort to secure an energy future for the nation that is environmentally and economically sustainable.
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National Wind Technology Center
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: The National Wind Technology Center, located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains near Boulder, Colorado, is a world-class research facility managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. NWTC researchers work with members...
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Renewable Energy Lesson Plans
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: Renewable energy lessons for elementary, middle school and high school explore a variety of renewable energy forms using lessons and associated fact sheets. These are available online or they can be ordered at a web site provided (see Get Stuff). These lesson...
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Solar Energy International: Energy for a Sustainable Future
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: SEI provides a broad range of workshops in solar electricity, home design and natural house building, wind power, renewable fuels and more. They provide programs for youth camps, schools and design and equipment training.
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Spirit Lake Community Schools Wind Energy and Related Links
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Glossary - Web site
Summary: This web site offers software links and wind energy links as well as links to Spirit Lake Elementary School's wind energy curriculum materials.
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Teaching Green The Middle Years
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Lessons

EditorsGrant, Tim and Littlejohn, Gail.

ISBN0-86571-501-7

AbstractThis book of lessons is a compilation of the "best of Green Teacher" contributions from teachers who are working with middle school students and who are help...

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What is Wind?
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Wind Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Wind
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on wind energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Wind
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Wind.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Wind Energy
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Wind Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the United States
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Database - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: This atlas contains four chapters (Introduction, National WInd Resources, Regional Summaries, and References) and four appendices (Synthesis of Regional Assessments, Winder Energy Resource System, Annual and Seasonal Mean Wind Speed and Power Summaries, and Ev...
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Wind Energy Teacher's Guide
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: While visibly not aligned to any state or national standards, this teacher's guide offers some background information on energy created by wind power, and some suggested activities appropriate for grades K-1, 2-4, 5-8 and 9-12. Additionally a list of resource...
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Wind Energy Topics
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Wind Energy Topics provides links to wind organizations and resources and lists that offer more information on wind energy technologiges, wind turbine use, research, wind resources, wind and the enviornment and economics.
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Wind Energy: An Untapped Resource
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: This offers an updated list of the top 20 states for wind energy production as measured by annual energy potential in the billions of kWhs, factoring in environmental and land use exclusions for wind class.
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Wind Farm
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Students will learn about considerations for constructing a successful wind farm, such as local conditions and turbine placement, and then design an efficient and environmentally-friendly facility.
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Wind Power Myths vs. Facts
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: As wind power generates more electricity in the U.S. and moves into new areas of the country, more people are introduced to wind turbines in their communities. Wind power is still a relatively new technology and there are a number of myths, some based on old...
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Wind Power Today
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: This is a fact sheet on Wind Power, applications and how it creates energy.
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Wind Powering America
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Wind Powering America is a commitment to dramatically increase the use of wind energy in the United States. This initiative will establish new sources of income for American farmers, Native Americans, and other rural landowners and meet the growing demand for...
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Wind With Miller
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: Comprehensive site for grades 6-9 students that covers all aspects of wind energy with activities that includes using a wind turbine simulator, making a wind sock, building a small wind turbine, learning how a generator works, making a lattice tower, studying...
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