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Whirligigs at Windmill Farm in Lucama, NC
Whirligigs at Windmill Farm in Lucama, NC
A band practices in front of huge whirligigs at Windmill Farm in Lucama, North Carolina. The whirligigs are made by artist Vollis Simpson and incorporate complex movement and sound as a integral part of the sculptures.
Format: image/photograph
Whirligigs at Windmill Farm in Lucama, NC
Whirligigs at Windmill Farm in Lucama, NC
These are huge whirligigs at Windmill Farm in Lucama, North Carolina. The whirligigs are made by artist Vollis Simpson and incorporate complex movement and sound as a integral part of the sculptures.
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Who has seen the wind? Harnessing alternative energy
In this lesson plan, students conduct a series of investigations in order to understand issues surrounding the production of energy from wind, informed by the video "Roping the Wind in Texas" on the Powering a Nation website. Activities include discussing a video about the siting of a wind farm in Texas; conducting calculations based on local wind data; and using Google Earth, windNavigator software, and hands-on investigations to assess the potential for producing wind energy in the students' local area.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9–12 English Language Arts and Science)
By Linda Schmalbeck.