Wind Power Workshop

Students will learn about energy consumption in the US, including a review of renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Students will study the basic designs of wind turbines throughout history and use this knowledge to design their own wind turbines. Students will compete to see which groups’ design generates the most electrical energy.

Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Middle School, and High School.

Science SOLs: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.6, 6.9, PS.5, PS.6, PS.10

Concepts and Vocabulary Introduced

Renewable Energy, Turbine, Voltmeter, Drag, Volts, Watts, Velocity, Kinetic Energy, Mechanical Energy, Electrical Energy

Equipment Needed: Scissors and Rulers. Easy to access electrical outlet. Small table to hold fan and wind turbine. Projector or smartboard.

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

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