Wind Farm Locations

Find the best location to build a wind farm

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 5

Subject: Geography

Resource Overview

Develop your pupils’ computing, geographical and problem solving skills, with these fantastic resources all about selecting wind farm locations.

Inspired by learning materials created by Juicy Geography, this lesson requires pupils to consider the issues that must be taken into consideration when planning a wind farm development, whilst using Google Earth software to choose and justify their sites more accurately.  A great cross-curricular way to engage pupils with debates around renewable power, this lesson would make a fantastic introduction to topics relating to energy and sustainability more generally. 

Explore more fantastic geographical resources at Juicy Geography

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Resource Assets


Windfarm Locations Lesson Plan

Curriculum Objectives

  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of digital devices to design and create programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting information.
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
  • Describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.