Wind as a Renewable Energy Resource: Advantages & Disadvantages

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Which is NOT a drawback of wind power?

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1. A renewable energy resource:

2. Wind power is efficient, which means that:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While wind is a clean, efficient, and renewable energy resource, it does have some drawbacks. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand the history of wind power and the pros and cons of wind as an energy resource.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Drawbacks of wind power
  • The definition of renewable resource
  • Benefits of wind power
  • Criteria used to determine energy efficiency
  • The goal of wind farms

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the pros and cons of wind as an energy resource
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the energy of wind power produced to the amount consumed
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define main ideas such as renewable energy resource and wind farm

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on the pros and cons of wind as an energy resource. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how wind energy is harnessed
  • List the advantages of wind power
  • Explain the problem with relying on wind for energy
  • Describe how wind turbines threaten wildlife
  • Explain why turbines are typically located within sight of homes and businesses
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