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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.
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.
Sixth graders build a turbine engine to observe effects of the wind. In this wind energy lesson, 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.
Students explore alternative energy sources. In this wind energy lesson, 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.
Students investigate technology and make a correlation between technology and the weather. In this science lesson, students experiment with the weather and climate using technology to help them understand forces and motion. They identify technological designs based on these investigations.
Students identify the components of a wind turbine and determine the best circumstances to maximize wind power. They discuss wind energy viability and investigate efforts to implement wind energy. Students conduct a cost benefit analysis to wind turbines comparing them to other energy forms.
In this first part of a two-part lesson plan, learners track and record the sun's azimuth using a solar panel. They graph and analyze the data to identify relationships among the time of day, the altitude and azimuth of the sun, and the position of the solar panel. The objective is to place the panel so that it will receive maximum solar energy. Detailed diagrams, procedures, and data tables are provided for both teacher and learners. Make sure to locate part two via Lesson Planet!
Wind is a natural resource available around the world. Help your pupils appreciate the power and importance of wind by researching wind farms, making pinwheels, and designing windmills. An informational text is provided, as are templates for the pinwheels and windmills. You might need to go into more depth in order to meet all of the listed standards.
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.
Fourth graders explore how engineers transform wind energy into electrical energy by building their own miniature wind turbines and measuring the electrical current it produces. They see how design and position affect the electrical energy production. Some excellent attachments to this plan will guide the groups of students through the design of their wind turbines.