Energy Solutions: Tapping into the Topography of Lake Turkana

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Whip up some wind in your class with this blustery lesson plan about the Lake Turkana wind energy project. Pupils view a video clip about the pros and cons of using wind turbines to generate electricity. They read two articles and take notes using a spider-style graphic organizer. Finally, they analyze the Lake Turkana wind project in Kenya. Use this lesson to strengthen learners' ability to extract information from reading scientific literature.

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Pros

  • Meets one of the Common Core State Standards
  • Examines a real-world scenario employing renewable energy
  • Fosters communication and critical thinking skills
  • A high-quality slide show serves as an anticipatory activity and review of other energy sources
Cons

  • None
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