Blowin’ in the Wind

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Wind energy is making a comeback recently, and classes will want to take part! A hands-on lesson asks groups to build their own windmill that will lift a cup with varying weight. They use their windmill designs to experiment with angles, shape, and other variables to create the most efficient windmill.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate during a unit studying mechanical energy
Classroom Considerations
  • Collect and prepare materials prior to the lesson
  • Consider constructing your own windmill prior to the activity and take note of challenges
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Pros
  • Provides helpful tips throughout the lesson
  • Includes video support to enhance the lesson
Cons
  • None