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Exploring Energy: Designing a Brighter Future

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Coal soot and gas fumes, smog and pollution, acid rain and nuclear radiation may become passe as scientists search for innovative, sustainable energy sources. Engage young environmentalists in the quest with a collection of resources...
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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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Stakeholder Debate: Wind Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Decide whether or not wind energy is the best resource for a town in a role-playing debate. Different groups take up the position of stakeholders on both sides of the argument. You will appreciate the materials and support provided in...
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How Do You Feel About Wind Energy?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Tell me what you really think. The class reviews articles related to wind energy to see how the author uses words, phrases, and images to sway the reader. Through a class discussion, individuals share their feelings from the media...
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Building the Basic PVC Wind Turbine

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Here is a comprehensive and well-written lesson plan that results in learners building a standard wind turbine. Once built, teens can design a variety of experiments to test different factors. This activity is a noble undertaking that...
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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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The Wind Power Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Up it goes! Groups must design and build a windmill able to lift a weight. The packet includes discussion points to use prior to the build that cover topics such as variables, fairness, and the design process.
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Working with Wind Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 9th Standards
Teams design and build a windmill, under budget, that can lift an object. The groups evaluate and reflect on their own design, then on those produced by other teams. The goal is to determine which design is the most...
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Wind Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What a wonderful way to explore wind power! Through this activity, learners get a background in the history of wind power, create their own wind turbine, and the test their designs. This is a terrific way to tie scientific principles to...
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Investigation: Windmill Competition

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A wind turbine will be constructed with two different sizes of rotor blades. In an experiment, future engineers find out if there is a difference in the power output based on amount of weight that can be moved with the turbine. 
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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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Working with Wind Energy

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
After reading about how wind turbines work to collect clean energy, groups brainstorm and design their own windmill. Within the provided financial and physical constraints, groups must build a working windmill using only the materials...
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Basic Challenge Design: Wind Energy

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students design a working windmill. In this energy lesson, students will design and build a working windmill. They will discuss how the school population could be more energy-efficient in their classrooms.
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Wind Power

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Blow away the competition with a instructional activity 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...
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How Does a Windmill Work?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can my windmill pick up a weight? Given the same set of materials, groups design and build the most efficient windmill. On the first day, groups concentrate on getting a windmill to spin, while on the second day, they modify their...
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Energy and Winds

For Teachers 6th Standards
In the study of wind energy, scholars build a small windmill and observe how it transfers wind into mechanical energy. Learners will make connections to the previous lesson with concepts such as the creation of wind through convection.
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An Exploration of Wind Energy and Wind Turbines

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How is wind produced and is it a good source for energy production? Get some air moving in your class. Learners take a pre-test, watch a demonstration of how electricity can be generated by wind energy, test different turbine factors for...
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The Future of Wind Power?—Kite Power Systems

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Can flying kites really save the world? A Real Engineering video describes an effort by the Kite Power Systems company to harness wind energy using kites. It shows how the kites overcome the disadvantages of wind turbines.
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Windmill of Your Mind - Distributed Energy Goes to School

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research the possibility and feasibility of installing a wind-turbine distributed energy system for their school. They conduct research, watch an online video, analyze the cost of the project and examine the benefits, and write...
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Can Wind Power Your Classroom?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can you power this? Individuals do an energy audit for the classroom to determine the amount of electricity needed to power it. Using either live data or sample data from wind turbines they decide whether it would power the classroom....
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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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Renewables Workshop

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Youngsters examine resource maps to find out which states are using solar and wind power and discuss as a class various other renewable energy sources. They use a provided data table to record pros and cons to each technology, build and...
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What is Wind Power's Risk to Birds?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How is risk determined? Through the use of a reading passage, individuals or groups learn about bird interactions with man made structures along with wind turbines. Pupils use information from the second reading passage to conduct an...
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How to Build a Turbine

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Here is a six-minute video of a pair of electrical engineers that illustrate how to build a wind turbine. A list of materials is provided, along with general guidelines for your class. Use this to introduce turbine design to your...

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