What is Wind Power?

We live in beautiful Colorado and have been watching a growing number of wind turbines being installed along I-25. The boys love watching them grow larger and larger as we approach them driving down the highway. These wind turbines are humungous!!! Then the question comes, "Mom, what are they windmills for and why are they here?" Me, being the non-scientific person that I am, answers with a very vague answer ... you know, just enough for them to think for a second and carry on fighting with eachother. The next time we drive past them and they ask, because you know they will, I am going to shock them with a pretty solid answer! And I will shock myself with an answer more than, "They are … [Read more...]