Power in the Wind: An Educational Resource

Is wind a viable energy source in Nebraska? Students can chart real-life data from nine monitoring wind locations in the state. Critical thinking skills are needed to deal with such issues as: Is there enough data? What seasons have more wind potential? What seasons have the highest demand for electricity? Which location would you recommend for a wind turbine? Would you pay more for electricity generated from renewable sources?

This math-based exercise is designed for students grades 5-8 and is offered by Nebraska Public Power District. To obtain a copy of Power in the Wind, contact any of the District's regional consumer education specialists or visit the utility's web site at www.nppd.com/pubrel/edures/ordering.htm Printed copies of Power in the Wind are limited.

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