Wind Story

This animation presents the characteristics of wind power as a source of clean energy. The force of moving air generates electricity, by rotating blades around a rotor. The motion of the rotor turns a driveshaft that drives an electric generator.

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WPSU (Penn State University broadcast station)
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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Do an oral 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.