Featured in PASCO’s College Environmental Science Instructor Guide
College Instructor edition with experiments covering introductory and general environmental science topics.
Wind Power & Where to Build
Use My World GIS to study the feasibility of developing wind power in various cities in the United States.
**Requires My World GIS License.
Students use a specific set of criteria to study the feasibility of developing wind power in various locations. They also:
- Understand the factors that contribute to a successful wind power plant.
- Compile a list of cities that are good candidates for the development of wind power.
- Write a consulting proposal on behalf of a power company for one or more cities recommending the development of wind power.
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:
- Using a variety of criteria to determine some of the best places in the United States to build a wind farm.
- Creating a data selection in My World GIS for ideal power class range and using this layer as the master layer from which all other data selections will be queried.
- Creating a series of crossed data selections using the power class layer and narrowing down a list of United States cities with potential for wind power development.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
Allows the installation and use of the Software on up to 10 computers within the confines of a single classroom or student laboratory at a K-12 educational institution, or on a single mobile cart.
The Associated Bundle:
Contains the probeware needed to perform all 26 experiments in the College Environmental Science instructor guide.