I am planning a spring get-away for the family before the end of the school year over a long weekend and I have decided to take my family to the Xcel Energy Wind Farms in Austin Minnesota. In preparation for this we have been studying the uses of Wind Farms and how they work. We are also learning about the various parts of the wind turbines like the sizes of the blades and how fast they go and the coil windings.
Because Austin Minnesota is a pretty quite town we will spend the night in a water park and then go visit the National Eagle Center in Wabasha. Sadly eagles are sometimes killed by the blades of the turbines so we are going to investigate what is being done to prevent this. It should be a fun little gift to give the kids, a weekend getaway trip of learning and relaxing.