• Views 95
  • Favorites
Photo via Pexels

Database Provider

Author

EIA

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, Geography

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Data

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, New Jersey

Format

PDF

Wind Energy Infrastructure and Resources Interactive Map

5.0
|
Ask a Question

Synopsis
  • This interactive map features all of the locations of wind power plants in the United States. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The legend and information presented are simple to understand.
  • The wind power plants provide a link to view data specific to each location in the Electricity Data Browser.

Additional Prerequisites

  • There are two different base maps (road map and satellite) that can be changed by clicking on the bottom right corner of the map.
  • Students can capture images using the icon on the bottom left.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
This resource is an interactive map that includes all components of the United States wind infrastructure, including wind energy power plants and both onshore and offshore wind resources (100 meter wind speeds). This resource is easy to use and the interactive legend is easily understood. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Science and Engineering
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-2 Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
  • Social Studies
    • Geography
      • Geography 1 (F1): Students understand the geography of the community, Maine, the United States, and various regions of the world, and geographic influences on life in the past, present, and future by using the geographic grid and a variety of types of maps, including digital sources, to locate and access relevant geographic information that reflects multiple perspectives.
      • Geography 1 (F1): Students understand the geography of the United States and various regions of the world and the effect of geographic influences on decisions about the present and future by analyzing the local, national, and global geographic data on physical, environmental, and cultural processes that shape and change places and regions.
      • Geography 1 (D3): Students understand the geography of the United States and various regions of the world and the effect of geographic influences on decisions about the present and future by describing the major regions of the Earth and their major physical, environmental, and cultural features using a variety of geographic tools, including digital tools and resources.
  • Related Resources

    Reviews

    Login to leave a review
    • The map is easy to use and has some very clear patterns, so I had my students make predictions about why certain states had more wind power plants and some had none. Then I gave them time to do independent research to confirm or update their predictions.
      2 years ago