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ERIC Number: EJ945394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Introducing Wind Power: Essentials for Bringing It into the Classroom
Swapp, Andy; Schreuders, Paul; Reeve, Edward
Tech Directions, v71 n2 p13-19 Sep 2011
As a renewable source of energy, wind energy will play a significant role in the future. Public, commercial, and privately owned organizations are increasingly finding the value and profits in wind power. Including wind power in a technology and engineering education curriculum teaches students about an important technology that may effect their future as consumers of energy. It also can introduce careers in the "green jobs" market in manufacturing, research and development, installation, and maintenance. In this article, the authors encourage teachers who want to include wind power in their curriculum to get involved in local community "wind" projects taken on by individuals, businesses, or government entities. In school, teachers should develop wind power curricula that involve a wide variety of experiences, ranging from field trips (both virtual and in-person) to hands-on projects and cross-curricular activities. (Contains 1 figure, 8 photos, and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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