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Do you ever wonder if the resources we depend on today, such as oil and coal, will someday run out? In eighth grade I took a field trip to a wind farm in Minnesota and learned a lot about the wind turbines and how they are a renewable energy source. We had been learning about fossil fuels and alternative energy sources in Earth Science class. The trip made me realize that someday we may run out of fossil fuels and society needs to utilize renewable energy sources. As a result of that trip, I try to stay informed on solar energy and wind energy, so I can someday harness my own renewable energy and become less dependent on oil and coal. The morning started out with the bus ride to the farm. My classmates were all talking or doing homework. I remember I sat with my best friend playing a card game to help pass the time for the two hour trip. When we pulled up to the farm all you could see for at least two miles in each direction were these huge windmill looking towers. The farm was just a big open field with the wind towers scattered all over. My class and I were able to get off the bus and go stand out next to one of the towers. Now when I say these towers were huge I mean they were just massive. Standing out by the tower was a crazy experience, it was the first time I’d seen anything like it. The tour guide said the bases were over two hundred feet high and the blades on the towers were around one hundred feet long. There are three blades on each tower and they do make it a bit breezy. I remember looking up at the spinning blades and thinking, “Holy, I’m going to get hit if I stand any closer!” The blades weren’t spinning fast, they were moving at a slow pace. The tower was so tall that looking up at it felt like you were trying to stare into the sun. I wondered what the inside looked like. Unfortunately the class couldn’t tour the inside of the towers but we did learn a little bit about how they generate electricity. The...
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