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Mrs. Johnson said somebody said something about a voice thread. And I just said ok. So what to do know? We have this powerpoint is this what we are doing?

We're almost done! What else do you want to put on there? Whoever hasn't put any comments on the voice thread should today!!!! I shared the wiki with everyone except for Ann who doesn't have one, but we have fixed that problem.
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Here is the link for the Voicethread:

We also need a credit page on the voicethread. I noticed no one made one.

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Wind Rebuttal Page

Student Name
Wikispaces Username
Responsible for Researching This:
Votes for speaker
Researching For Disadvantages
Brent Chivington
all things wind turbine

*Noelia DePietro
What is wind power and how does it work?
I vote for Gabe, and then Alle should be the backup speaker
Lily Rzepkowski
How is the energy produced from the source?
Gabe or Alle
Kim B.
Is this energy source a renewable or nonrenewable source of energy?
Gabe or Alle
Kelsey White

Dalton Hay
how effective is wind energy.
i vote for Gabe and Alle

*Gabe Dunn
What environmental effects do wind turbines have?

Audrey Gibbs
The pros and cons of wind turbines
I vote Gabe and Alle
Ann V
How much money a wind mill would cost.
I vote for Gabe and Noelia
Katie Frazee
Wind is the mixture of gases on a large scale.
Alle and Gabe
Alle Moore

Bailey Bosch


  • How is the energy produced from the source?
Wind energy is produced at the source by the turning of the turbines. The turbines are turned by the power of the wind rotating the blades of the turbine.
  • What technologies are used in the production of the energy?
The technologies used in the production of this energy are; special turbines specially designed to catch wind, special generators designed to multiply the output of energy.
  • Where is the energy produced? (Actual geographic location as well as in general--i.e. in a power plant, beside a river, in a car, a photovoltaic cell...)

  • What are the advantages for your energy source in the following categories:
    • Availability: Where can you find it? How much is there?
    • Economically: What are the costs involved with this type of energy?
    • Environmentally: How does it impact the environment? What steps are people doing to reduce harm to the environment?
    • Ethically: Is it ethical to use this form of energy? Why or why not?
    • Safety: How safe is it to use this form of energy? What precautions are being used to prevent harm?
    • Socially: Are their advantages to society for using this energy?
  • **Is this energy source a renewable or nonrenewable source of energy? How do you know? That steps are being done so that we can continue using this source of energy?**
  • Is your source of energy one that is used to generate electricity in Missouri? If so, where and how is it produced? If not, why not? Where is the closest location to Missouri it is produced?
  • Interesting fact finding person. Perhaps someone can locate a chart or video that explains something about your energy source.
  • What jobs are available for working with this form of energy? You could even Skype someone who works in a career related to your energy resource.

Renewable Energyfound by brent chivingtonfound by brent chivington

Wind turbines, like aircraft propeller blades, turn in the moving air and power anelectric generator that supplies an electric current. Simply stated, a wind turbine is the opposite of a fan. Instead of using electricity to make wind, like a fan, wind turbines use wind to make electricity. The wind turns the blades, which spin a shaft, which connects to a generator and makes electricity.found on found by Brent chivington

  • Wind energy is produced by windmills. Windmills are essentially a type of generator that converts kinetic energy (motion energy) into electrical energy. Wind energy comes from the motion of the air. According to the Department of Energy, air over land heats up faster than air over water. When the warm air over land rises, the cooler air over water rushes in to replace it. This creates wind.
  • The blades on a windmill catch the wind and the windmill turns. The windmill has an internal shaft that turns inside a generator to produce electricity. The generator produces electricity by spinning a magnet inside a coil of wires. When the magnet turns, it forces electrons through the wires and thus electricity is generated.
  • The electricity that is generated travels out through wires. A small wind turbine that produces less than 100 kilowatts of electricity can be used to power a single home. Or a large group of wind turbines together make up a "wind farm" that can send electricity out into a power grid and provide electricity for a whole city or even multiple cities.
More info from paragraph above

Wind power is the world's fastest growing electricity generation technology. Wind is a renewable resource because it is inexhaustible. It is a result of the sun shining unevenly on the earth. The corresponding daily and seasonal changes in temperature consistently generate wind, producing a fuel source that can never be depleted.
more wind about how it's produced

Wind energy is a renewable energy source.
Wind energy is a pollution-free energy source.
Wind energy is very abundant energy source in many parts of the USA.
Wind energy is mostly used to generate electricity.
Wind energy is mostly used renewable energy source.
Wind energy is one of the lowest-priced renewable energy sources.
Wind energy is the fastest growing segment of all renewable energy sources.
Wind energy unlike some thought very economically competitive.
Wind energy is very exploited in Germany where Germany leads the way with 8750 MW of electrical energy produced from wind energy.
Wind energy is more exploited in Europe than in America, because of favorable climate conditions and because of USA traditional relying on fossil fuels.
Wind energy basically transformed form of the Sun's energy.
Wind energy has no fuel expenditures.
more interesting wind facts

Wind Power by noelia

Wind Power Starts with the Sun

Wind power is actually a form of solar power, because wind is caused by heat from the sun. Solar radiation heats every part of the Earth’s surface, but not evenly or at the same speed. Different surfaces—sand, water, stone and various types of soil—absorb, retain, reflect and release heat at different rates, and the Earth generally gets warmer during daylight hours and cooler at night.
As a result, the air above the Earth’s surface also warms and cools at different rates. Hot air rises, reducing the atmospheric pressure near the Earth’s surface, which draws in cooler air to replace it. That movement of air is what we call wind.
I got this picture from google noelia

Wind Power is Versatile

When air moves, causing wind, it has kinetic energy—the energy created whenever mass is in motion. With the right technology, the wind’s kinetic energy can be captured and converted to other forms of energy such as electricity or mechanical power. That’s wind power.
Just as the earliest windmills in Persia, China and Europe used wind power to pump water or grind grain, today’s utility-connected wind turbines and multi-turbine wind farms use wind power to generate clean, renewable energy to power homes and businesses.

Wind Power is Clean and Renewable

Wind power should be considered an important component of any long-term energy strategy, because wind power generation uses a natural and virtually inexhaustible source of power—the wind—to produce electricity. That is a stark contrast to traditional power plants that rely on fossil fuels.
And wind power generation is clean; it doesn’t cause air, soil or water. That’s an difference between wind power and some other renewable energy sources, such as nuclear power, which produces a vast amount of hard-to-manage waste.

Wind Power Sometimes Conflicts with Other Priorities

One obstacle to increasing worldwide use of wind power is that wind farms must be located on large tracts of land or along coastlines to capture the greatest wind movement.
Devoting those areas to wind power generation sometimes conflicts with other priorities, such as agriculture, urban development, or waterfront views from expensive homes in prime locations.

The Future Growth of Wind Power

As the need for clean, renewable energy increases, and the world more urgently seeks alternatives to finite supplies of oil, coal and natural gas, priorities will change.
And as the cost of wind power continues to decline, due to technology improvements and better generation techniques, wind power will become increasingly feasible as a major source of electricity and mechanical power.

I got this image from google noelia

Wind Energy Basics-lily

Wind Turbine Types

Modern wind turbines fall into two basic groups; the horizontal-axis variety, like the traditional farm windmills used for pumping water, and the vertical-axis design, like the eggbeater-style Darrieus model, named after its French inventor. Most large modern wind turbines are horizontal-axis turbines.

Turbine Components

Horizontal turbine components include:
  • blade or rotor, which converts the energy in the wind to rotational shaft energy;
  • a drive train, usually including a gearbox and a generator;
  • a tower that supports the rotor and drive train; and
  • other equipment, including controls, electrical cables, ground support equipment, and interconnection equip
Cool picture found by Dalton it shows that you can build these just about anywhere


An interesting article I found on wind energy and its environmental challenges

Found by Gabriel Dunn
This is a nice youtube video with lots of general information on wind energy and a nice overview of the history of wind energy

Dalton Hay this video shows you all of the basic stuff and it shows you how effective they actually are.

I found this article talking about the environmental effects of wind turbines. This article focuses mainly on the slight noise that is produced by the wind turbines which has become a near non existent problem recently with newer designs and better insulation. It also mentions that wind farms are not very aesthetically pleasing. The main issue that this article poses is the large fatality rate associated with wind energy and birds and bats. Even though this is a problem I found another scholarly paper abstract that talks about how small of a number the estimated 7000 is when compared to other types of energy.
Found by Gabriel Dunn

A video showing the main concern for Wind energy, Birds being hit by wind turbines. Video originally found by Brent but he sent it to me to post

Graph detailing the energy output of wind energy in relation to location. Found by Gabriel. You can find the original picture by clicking the photo.

I found this at
by Ann Violett

video on how windmills work. i found this at found by Ann Violett

By Audrey Gibbs* I found this page about the pros and cons of which i will give at the end. wind energy is a very green source of energy but it also costs some green as well because it is fairly new technology. The thing is this energy is renewable and we should never run out of it like oil and other sources. We also have enough space on earth for wind turbines. The government will pay people to put turbines on their property. :The con to this is they tend to be somewhat noisy and can get very annoying. Wind is unpredictable the availability of wind energy is fluctuating. Therefore, wind energy is in most cases not suitable for providing a base load of energy. This is why wind turbines should be used together with other renewables or even non-renewables to meet the power demand.

found on courtesy of ESN

Katie Frazee: file://localhost/Users/katiefrazee/Desktop/hurricane-4.jpg

A large wind farm may consist of several hundred individual wind turbines which are connected to the electric power transmissionnetwork. Offshore wind power can harness the better wind speeds that are available offshore compared to on land, so offshore wind power’s contribution in terms of electricity supplied is higher.[10] Small onshore wind facilities are used to provide electricity to isolated locations and utility companies increasingly buy back surplus electricity produced by small domestic wind turbines. Although a variable source of power, the intermittency of wind seldom creates problems when using wind power to supply up to 20% of total electricity demand, but as the proportion rises, increased costs, a need to use storage such as pumped-storage hydroelectricity, upgrade the grid, or a lowered ability to supplant conventional production may occur.

I found this at -Ann Violett
This video shows how Wind turbines break and when they do break it can be very costly to replace.

Katie Frazee (Advantages)

1. The wind is free and with modern technology it can be captured efficiently.
2. Once the wind turbine is built the energy it produces does not cause green house gases or other pollutants.
3. Although wind turbines can be very tall each takes up only a small plot of land. This means that the land below can still be used. This is especially the case in agricultural areas as farming can still continue.
4. Many people find wind farms an interesting feature of the landscape.
5. Remote areas that are not connected to the electricity power grid can use wind turbines to produce their own supply.
6. Wind turbines have a role to play in both the developed and third world.

7. Wind turbines are available in a range of sizes which means a vast range of people and businesses can

use them. Single households to small

Effects of Wind

towns and villages can make good use of range of wind turbines available today.
direction, speed, character (e.g., gusts and squalls), and shifts. Surface winds are measured by **wind** vanes and anemometers, while upper-level winds are detected through pilot balloons, rawin, or aircraft reports. A wind sock can also be used to estimate wind speed and direction
A well-connected house is one that is soundly designed and constructed using the continuous load path method of construction. This requires that a home is built using a system of connectors at all the joints – from the roof to the foundation – thereby redistributing
the external pressures of wind from the frame of the house to the foundation. Using this system, the home’s ability to withstand Mother Nature’s forces increases significantly.