The Kid Wind Project is a web resource for lesson plans and materials related to studying wind power. There are lesson plans and materials appropriate for elementary, middle, and high school students on the Kid Wind Project website.
Applications for Educators
Wind Power and alternative energy sources have been hot topics in the news over the last few years. Here in Maine there has been quite a debate over where to place wind turbines. The lesson plans on Kid Wind incorporate many aspects of the wind power debate that have been covered in the news. Kid Wind lessons are useful for teaching the science, geography, and societal issues related to wind power. The lesson plans and ideas on Kid Wind could be a good way develop a cross-content integrated activity. Kid Wind provides some free videos related to the lesson plans on their website.
The video below is not from Kid Wind, but it is a good resource for starting a discussion about wind power.