Airborne Wind Energy

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Link to Resource: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/kqedq11.sci.airbornwindenergy/airborne-wind-energy/
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:PBS LearningMedia
Publication Date:2011
Summary:The strongest and most consistent winds are found in the jet stream as high as 30,000 feet above the earth. In this video from QUEST produced by KQED, learn about the benefits and challenges of wind energy and the similarities and differences between conventional and airborne wind turbines.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 7
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS3-1; HS-ESS3-2; MS-ESS3-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; atmosphere; energy; energy resources; high school; lesson; middle school; renewable energy; wind; wind power
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