How Can I Design Better Blades?

This How Can I Design Better Blades? lesson plan also includes:

Small groups use information they have learned about blade construction to design, build, and test their own concepts. The teams compete in order to determine which design has the best average power output. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Either have multiple testing sites or supply each group with the same type of fan
Classroom Considerations

  • Which Blades are Best? lesson is a prerequisite
  • Each group will need a model turbine
  • 11th in a 19-part series
Pros

  • The Student Pages contain ballots to vote for quality of construction and innovation
  • The lesson actively engages pupils in the design process
Cons

  • The competition may take more time than anticipated