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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, Geography

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, New Jersey



Wind Energy Infrastructure and Resources Interactive Map

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  • This interactive map features all of the locations of wind power plants in the United States. 
Teaching Tips


  • The legend and information presented are simple to understand.
  • The wind power plants provide a link to view data specific to each location in the Electricity Data Browser.

Additional Prerequisites

  • There are two different base maps (road map and satellite) that can be changed by clicking on the bottom right corner of the map.
  • Students can capture images using the icon on the bottom left.


Scientist Notes
This resource is an interactive map that includes all components of the United States wind infrastructure, including wind energy power plants and both onshore and offshore wind resources (100 meter wind speeds). This resource is easy to use and the interactive legend is easily understood. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS.ESS3.2 Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
  • Social Sciences
    • Geography (K-12)
      • HS.39 Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions and their political, cultural, and economic dynamics.
      • HS.40 Use geographic data to analyze the interconnectedness of physical and human regional systems (such as a river valley and culture, water rights/use in regions, choice/impact of settlement locations) and their interconnectedness to global communities.
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    • The map is easy to use and has some very clear patterns, so I had my students make predictions about why certain states had more wind power plants and some had none. Then I gave them time to do independent research to confirm or update their predictions.
      2 years ago