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27 de Febrero 2006

Windfarm Proposal as Geography Lesson

Batsworthy Cross Wind Farm proposal in Google EarthA proposed wind farm (large modern windmills for wind-powered energy) at Batsworthy Cross in England has become the subject of a Geography lesson available to teachers on the web. This lesson uses Google Earth to model the proposed wind farm at the actual site, and also has placed the 3D models in a retouched photo at the site to show what they would look like. In addition, a map overlay showing the region is provided as well. The lesson plan and Google Earth file are available at JuicyGeography, an excellent resource for geography teachers I've written about before. Unfortunately, probably because the region is less populated, the proposed location only has low-resolution satellite photos. The lesson plan calls for students to reach a conclusion about the proposed plan based on a variety of resources including information from the company proposing the site, and the Google Earth file from JuicyGeography.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 27 de Febrero 2006 a las 07:13 AM

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    Frank, thanks so much for the mention. The article is in two parts. The page you refer to is more of an introduction to illustrate the nature of the activity. Part 2 has placemarks of suggested locations in high resolution areas so that students can make more informed decisions.
    I'm sorry it's a UK-centric example but the downloadable Sketchup file of a wind turbine can be planted anywhere!



    Enviado por: Noel Jenkins at 27 de Febrero 2006 a las 01:48 PM

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