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Decide whether or not wind energy is the best resource for a town in a role-playing debate. Different groups take up the position of stakeholders on both sides of the argument. You will appreciate the materials and support provided in this relevant resource.
Students construct and compare different types of windmills. In this wind energy lesson, students use videos and interactive resources to research the history and design of windmills. They use a template to help them construct a windmill. They compare the effectiveness of the different windmill designs.
Students explore the concept of renewable energy. In this alternative energy lesson, students participate in a play that conveys information regarding wind energy. The script may be performed as a play with props or as a reader's theatre.
Students explore alternative energy sources. In this wind energy activity, students will investigate the difference in the speed and smoothness of wind at different altitudes above earth. Students will use kites, helium balloons, streamers, and a wind speed meter to see the way wind works, they will then discuss their observations and the implications of wind as a renewable resource.
How is wind produced and is it a good source for energy production? Get some air moving in your class. Learners take a pre-test, watch a demonstration of how electricity can be generated by wind energy, test different turbine factors for output efficiency, and read about this source of alternative renewable energy. Day one of the eight days suggests a PowerPoint or video as a way to introduce alternative energy, but does not link or suggest specific titles. Also, you will need to obtain a generator kit for the demonstration and turbines for experimentation.
In this wind energy worksheet, students read about wind energy, then complete a crossword puzzle that uses concepts and words from the selection, 7 words total.
Students explore wind energy by making a pinwheel to model a wind turbine. They experiment with their turbine by placing it in different locations for optimal energy.
Sixth graders build a turbine engine to observe effects of the wind. In this wind energy lesson plan, 6th graders read an article and work in groups to build a simple turbine engine. Students connect a voltmeter to monitor different wind speeds.  Students complete a worksheet.
Whip up some wind in your class with this blustery lesson plan about the Lake Turkana wind energy project. Pupils view a video clip about the pros and cons of using wind turbines to generate electricity. They read two articles and take notes using a spider-style graphic organizer. Finally, they analyze the Lake Turkana wind project in Kenya. Use this lesson to strengthen learners' ability to extract information from reading scientific literature.
Students examine how wind is produced and what makes a good wind energy site.  In this wind energy lesson students identify the major parts of a wind turbine and list design factors that produce efficient wind turbines.
Youngsters examine resource maps to find out which states are using solar and wind power and discuss as a class various other renewable energy sources. They use a provided data table to record pros and cons to each technology, build and experiment with wind turbines, and discuss public policy regarding the subsidization of different power-producing technology. It is recommended that you share the fascinating obscure technologies described in the extra activity.
Here is a comprehensive and well-written lesson plan that results in learners building a standard wind turbine. Once built, teens can design a variety of experiments to test different factors. This activity is a noble undertaking that will blow both your class members and the entire school away! Consider making this an Earth Day project for your engineering, physics, or environmental studies classes.
Students review the engineering design process and discuss a variety of windmills, focusing on the different materials used in the construction and the type of work each windmill does and they use simple materials to build their own windmills.
The wind is an amazing renewable energy source your students should know about! Get those 5th graders exploring the Internet and conducting a series of experiments so they become convinced that the wind is an amazing thing. The full day-by-day procedure, activities, web activity, and video link is included.
Students explore wind power as a renewable resource.  In this wind power lesson students build models of wind turbines and experiment with different changes to see if it increases efficiency. 
Investigate the prospect of wind as a renewable resource. Second and third graders make a pinwheel, answer critical thinking questions, and then attempt to use wind power to wind string. I would be more apt to use this lesson in a 1st or 2nd grade class than for 3rd graders.
In this engineering worksheet, 9th graders experiment with the design of a windmill blade to generate more electricity by creating a step by step plan, drawing a diagram, recording data from trials, write a conclusion and a comparison of wind energy.
Students complete activities surrounding the study of groundwater movement, energy resources, wind energy, and riparian areas. They debate/role-play the viewpoints of different interest groups in considering whether the black-footed ferret should be reintroduced onto public lands.
After reading about how wind turbines work to collect clean energy, groups brainstorm and design their own windmill. Within the provided financial and physical constraints, groups must build a working windmill using only the materials provided. When finished, the windmills are tested to see if they hold up to the standards, then each young engineer answers some reflection questions.
Learners get acquainted with the basics of wind energy. In this engineering lesson students describe how wind is generated, analyze the transformations of energy, and demonstrate how electricity is generated using wind power. 

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