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Can Wind Power Your Classroom?

Can Wind Power Your Classroom?

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Students conduct a simple energy audit for the classroom and estimate what size wind turbine could power their classroom under local wind conditions.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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KidWind Project
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KidWind Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
How Can I Design Better Blades

How Can I Design Better Blades

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Students learn how to design and construct different turbine blades to maximize the power output of a wind turbine through the use of the engineering design process.

Subject:
Science
STEM
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
KidWind Project
Author:
KidWind Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
How Does a Generator Work?

How Does a Generator Work?

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Students learn how electricity is generated and how design variables affect electricity production. This lesson explores the physics of how generators work and some variables to improve performance.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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KidWind Project
Author:
KidWind Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
How Does a Windmill Work?

How Does a Windmill Work?

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Students learn the fundamental parts of a windmill, how different rotor designs affect performance, and how energy is transferred from wind into usable mechanical energy. Students will use the engineering design process and the scientific method to design, build, test, and improve their models.

Subject:
Science
STEM
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
KidWind Project
Author:
KidWind Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
What Causes Wind?

What Causes Wind?

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Students learn about the forces that cause wind and how to measure these changes in the atmosphere.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
KidWind Project
Author:
KidWind Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Where is it Windy?

Where is it Windy?

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Students learn how topography and elevation affect wind speeds and will identify optimal locations for wind farms based on wind speed.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
KidWind Project
Author:
KidWind Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Which Blades are Best?

Which Blades are Best?

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Students learn through experimentation how different blade designs are more efficient at harnessing the energy of the wind.

Subject:
Science
STEM
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
KidWind Project
Author:
KidWind Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
WindWise Education: Energy

WindWise Education: Energy

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In this unit, students review the difference between forms and sources of energy and learn about the environmental, economic and social trade offs of electrical energy generation.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
KidWind Project
Author:
KidWind Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019