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CA - 5th Grade - Science - Wind Energy

It is a long but has practically all the definitions in the wind packet plus more!
air current
Air moving from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
Any instrument for measuring the speed of wind
A regulating mechanism
fixed- speed wind turbine
Is set to go only one speed no matter how high the winds are
jet stream
Strong and concentrated winds in a relativly narrow and shallow stream in the upper half of the earth
stand-alone wind tubrine
A wind turbine that is standing by itself
variable - speed wind turbine
A wind turbine that goes at the same speed as the wind
wind farm
Many wind turbines all standing toghether
In Europe around 1910
When and where was the first wind turbine that could generate electricity designed?
Late 1930's
When did the U.S. bring in the wind turbines?
Open plains, mountain passes, and windy coastlines
Where are turbines often seen today?
What is wind greatly effected by?
1 - 7
What is the scale of wind power?
What is the lowest wind power for the scale of 1 through 7?
What is the highest power for the scale 1 through 7?
3 - 7
What is the usual clasification for the scale? (1 - 7)
What does the wind spin?
A hub
What are the blades attached to?
10 - 15 mph
What speeds do the wind turbines begin to turn?
55 - 60 mph
What speed do they automatically shut off at?
Germany, United States, Denmark, Spain, and India
Name the top 5 consumers of wind energy
How many groups are wind turbines usually divided into?
Small - Scale and Large - Scale
What are the names of the two classifications of wind turbines?
less than 100 kw
What does small scale generate?
between 100 kw and 750 kw
What does large scale generate?