Wind Story

This animation presents the characteristics of wind power as a source of clean energy. The viewer may examine how a wind turbine works by pausing and clicking on its components. They include a gear box, rotor, high-speed shaft, generator, wind vane, yaw drive, yaw motor, anemometer, controller, tower, and brake.

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WPSU (Penn State University broadcast station)
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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Do a verbal review of the parts of the wind generator with students after they view the animation.

Educator may want to turn sound off (which is loud and somewhat annoying) and narrate the video themselves.