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Solar Updraft Towers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Get young scientists energized about all the different energy sources with a five-lesson unit that combines research, direct observations, and hands-on investigation. To begin, scholars investigate a renewable or non-renewable energy...
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A Community Powered by Renewable Energy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Renewable energy is the focus of a seven-part environmental science unit for middle and high schoolers. Lessons challenge students to look closely at the type of energy they consume in their home, examine the regulations and limitations...
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Solar vs. Wind Energy

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Power up! A series of six lessons introduce middle schoolers to the different types of energy. PowerPoints, activities, and hands-on experiments teach young electrical engineers the difference between energy and power, as well as the...
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WindWise Education Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine a world powered by wind! The 19 lessons in this curriculum set provide young environmental scientists the information they need to imagine just that. The series begins with a lesson on the difference between forms of energy and...
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I’ve Got the POWER Wind Energy Potential at Your School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The 20th lesson in a 21-part series connects the wind data and expectations of a turbine to whether such devices should be built in your area. Scholars begin with estimating the wind potential at school by using long-term climate data...
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Introduction to Wind Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The U.S. produced enough wind energy in 2015 to power all of the homes in Alaska, California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and...
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Let's Build Our Wind and Solar Energy Toy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Who says toys can't be educational? The fourth of five parts in the Solar Updraft Towers unit has scholars create toys that run on solar and wind energy. The devices need to be solar updraft towers that can be placed on a warm surface...
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Wind Power: A Hands on Experience

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Turn a learning experience into a fun lesson. Future engineers create blades for a wind turbine using card stock. Using a fan, they test how well the blades help the wind turbine turn. The goal is to build blades that are effective...
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Wind Energy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Let the wind take pupils to a new understanding of renewable energy. The fifth of seven parts in the A Community Powered by Renewable Energy unit has learners investigate wind energy. They find out why wind occurs, learn about windmills...
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Renewable Energy Panel

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Plan a panel on public policy. On the first day of lessons, scholars identify local government planners and create questions to ask regarding renewable energy and infrastructure. On the second day, they conduct the panel and learn about...
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Variables Affecting Solar Power

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Determine the best energy generator. Groups play with a photovoltaic cell to determine the variables that affect its energy output. The teams investigate a variable to determine the optimum performance of the solar cell. Pupils compare...
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Variables Affecting Wind Turbine Power

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Design the best from the best. Groups work together to come up with the best configuration of different variables that affect a wind turbine. The teams choose from several variables such as the number of blades, the angle of the blades,...
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Wind Turbine

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Let the energy blow. Using mostly easily found material such as PVC pipe and fans, pupils build wind turbines. Scholars connect a multimeter to an electric motor to determine the amount of energy generated by their designs. Learners then...
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Wind Power

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Blow away the competition with a lesson about wind power and turbines. Groups build windmills to test how the size of blades affect the amount of work done. The scholars build a variety of blades and collect data on how each type...
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Wind Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do engineers turn something that is readily available, like wind, into energy? Scholars create a prototype of a wind turbine and attach it to a motor. They test out their prototypes and decide on their effectiveness. They also...
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Design a Wind Turbine

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Discover the power of wind energy. Learners design, build, and test wind blades in a hands-on experiment. They analyze the results to determine if they can make any improvements before gathering as a class to discuss their designs.
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Wind Power

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Wind power blows non-renewable sources away! Why are there not more wind power plants? Science sleuths track down the reasons behind our limited use of wind energy with a video from NOVA's energy unit. The resource covers the storage and...
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NOVA Energy Lab Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can our energy resources keep up with our ever-growing population? Science scholars learn the basics of energy and Earth's energy resources during an electrifying lesson. The resource combines video clips and an engineering design...
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The Energy Lab Interactive

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Changing from non-renewable energy to a renewable energy source is quite a challenge—is your class up to the test? Young engineers examine the energy needs of five different cities using an interactive. After determining the best option...
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Wind Farm

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A wind turbine is essentially just a giant pinwheel, right? Individuals first create pinwheels from paper, pins, and pencils. In groups, they model a wind farm along a coast and then test out their designs using an electric fan.
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Why Do Wind Turbines Have Three Blades?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Two is too few, four is too many, but three is just perfect. Individuals watch a Real Engineering video to see why wind turbines typically have three blades. This requires consideration of both cost and speed of blade rotation.
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Wind Turbine

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists know wind is a renewable resource, but is it an efficient one? Scholars adjust the propeller diameter on a wind turbine, the wind speed, and the conversion efficiency within range to learn about the efficiency of these...
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Going for a Spin: Making a Model Steam Turbine

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Discover the effectiveness of wind, water, and steam as energy sources. The hands-on activity has young scientists create a turbine from common materials. After constructing the turbines, they use wind, water, and steam to turn them and...
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Renewable Energy Resources: Part 1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Non-renewable resources will not last forever, so what are the next steps when it comes to energy? Luckily, renewable energy resources exist to create our electricity. The video explains how wind and water energy can be transferred to...