Selecting Sites for Renewable Energy Projects

In this activity, students use Google Earth to investigate a variety of renewable energy sources and select sites within the United States that would be appropriate for projects based on those sources.

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Glenn A. Richard
Mineral Physics Institute - Stony Brook University
On the Cutting Edge Collection, Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Activity takes about two 40-min class sessions.

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The students must have access to accounts that enable them to visit off-campus web sites.

The operating system should be configured to recognize kmz files, so that the browser offers to open them in Google Earth.

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