Antarctica: Wind Farm on World's Windiest Spot

Speaking of weather, Antarctica has a reputation for some of the harshest weather in the world.

Antarctica is the southernmost continent, situated on the South Pole. About 98% of the continent is covered with ice!

Some scientists living near the South Pole are putting the continent's notorious weather to good use. They've established the world's southern-most power-generating wind farm, in earth's most wind-prone region. A wind farm is just an area of land containing a group of energy-producing windmills or wind turbines.

Dan Corbett shows us.

Instructional Links

Website Article & Web Cam: Antarctica New Zealand, Scott Base

http://antarcticanz.govt.nz/scott-base/current-conditions

Magazine Article: Scholastic SuperScience, Catching the Wind, April, 2015

http://eds.a.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=25fe1445-ec34-44d6-a103-badb22d3682c%40sessionmgr4004&vid=1&hid=4108

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Website: Kid Wind Project, Learn about Wind

http://learn.kidwind.org/learn

Website Article: Enchanted Learning, Antarctica

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Antarctica/

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