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Blowing in the Wind: Wind at Work
Jan 05 2012
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Source: Jeanne
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Summary Information

Keywords:

design, engineering, wind energy, alternative energy, renewable energy, wind turbine
Topic: 
Physical Science
Computer Science
Inquiry Skills: 
Raising Questions
Problem Solving
Investigation Design
Secondary Research
Discussion
Recording & Reporting
Teamwork
Independent Thinking

Estimated Time Required:

3-5 hours

Target Grade (Ages):

Grade 5 (Ages 10-11)

Diversity Indicators:

This lesson is appropriate for all learners. Students with difficulty in fine motor skills may need assistance assembling the wind turbine.

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krisk123's picture

May 27, 2014 - 10:15am

Gives students a chance to

Gives students a chance to plan and design their own structure and compare to each other's as to which is most efficient. They could discuss the differences in each design and in a proposal, give reasons why each is more efficient than others. Also it would be interesting to look at initial costs and compare.