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Wind Resources

School Power… NaturallySM has several educational wind resources for students and adults to investigate the potential energy generation by wind turbines throughout New York State.

The virtual wind farm tool was developed to educate citizens about this emerging innovation in renewable energy technology. Educational materials that coordinate with the wind farm tool have been developed for teachers, parents, and mentors to implement a virtual wind farm activity as an exciting platform for introducing wind energy generation concepts at home or in the classroom.

Are you a teacher looking for wind lesson plans? Do you want to learn more about the fastest growing renewable energy resource in the world? Do you need turbines for classroom experiments? Then sign up for a Wind Energy workshop nearest to you. All workshops and materials are free to classroom teachers in New York. Visit the Kid Wind ProjectLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. for more information on how to register.

Please tour the website and all its features, and feel free to contact NYSERDA if you have more questions at: 1-866-NYSERDA.

Lessons

  • 6-12 WindWise Lessons and Education 
    WindWise Education inspires students to learn about today’s real-world energy issues by engaging them in innovative, hands-on activities related to wind energy. WindWise provides teachers with materials and training to seamlessly integrate wind energy into their classroom. Materials include a comprehensive interdisciplinary wind energy curriculum that fosters critical thinking skills at both the middle and high school levels. Every lesson has an inquiry-based introduction and a hands-on activity to develop analytical skills.
  • Virtual Wind Farm
    School Power…NaturallySM has an educational wind resource for students and adults to investigate the potential energy generation by wind turbines throughout New York state. This virtual wind farm tool was developed to educate citizens about this emerging innovation in renewable energy technology. 
  • The GIS Lessons and Tools for a New Energy GenerationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is designed to provide teachers with four activities and resources to explore wind and solar energy in the classroom using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The lessons were designed so that someone with little or no experience using GIS can incorporate these into their classroom by selecting the right supporting resource to use.
Last Updated: 06/19/2014