Exploring Wind Energy (12 activities)

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Grades

9-12

Subject

Energy Basics , Energy Efficiency and Conservation , Wind Energy

Summary

Hands-on activities that provide a comprehensive understanding of the scientific, economic, environmental, technological, and societal aspects of wind energy to secondary students:

  • Introduction to Wind
  • Measuring Wind Speed
  • History of Wind Energy
  • Wind Can Do Work
  • Introduction to Electricity
  • Wind Blade Investigations
  • Investigating Gear Ratios
  • Calculating Wind Power
  • Siting a Wind Farm
  • Wind Energy Survey
  • Calculating Wind Power
  • Siting a Wind Farm
Curriculum

Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology

Plan Time

2-3 weeks with 45-minute class periods

Materials

Handouts and other materials needed detailed within curriculum guide.

Standards

Standards are listed at the beginning of the curriculum guide.

Owner

The NEED Project

Lesson Plans/Activity

Exploring Wind Energy (12 activities): Teacher Guide
Exploring Wind Energy (12 activities): Student Guide