Use critical thinking to assess the effects of wind turbine noise.
Opponents of wind turbines often express concerns about the harmful effects of the low-frequency sound emitted by turbines. In this activity, your students will test their critical thinking skills and demonstrate an intellectual curiosity about how scientifically sound these concerns are.
Throughout the activity, consider how well students:
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