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Featured lesson plan: The geographic potential of wind energy in Canada

In this lesson, students will evaluate the potential of wind energy in terms of geographic location. Students will spend a lesson building a simple card windmill and through activities on their school campus, deduce the best locations for the production of wind energy using their mini-wind turbine models. Students will then apply their understanding to current and potential wind energy production locations across Canada.