Wind Energy Teacher Resources
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Stakeholder Debate: Wind Energy
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.
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Windmills: Putting Wind Energy to Work
Students construct and compare different types of windmills. In this wind energy lesson plan, students use videos and interactive resources to research the history and design of windmills. They use a template to help them construct a windmill.
2nd - 5th Science
An Exploration of Wind Energy and Wind Turbines
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.
9th - 12th Science
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.
6th - 12th Science
Energy Solutions: Tapping into the Topography of Lake Turkana
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.
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Building the Basic PVC Wind Turbine
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!
5th - 12th Science
Springfield Technology Based Science Inquiry - Harnessing The Wind
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.
WINDMILLS: PUTTING WIND ENERGY TO WORK
Young scholars 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.
3rd - 5th Science
Environmental Studies: The Power of Wind
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.
1st - 3rd Science
Thar She Blows!: Wind Power
Learners examine how wind energy is transformed into electrical energy. In pairs, they build miniature wind turbines and measure how much electrical current they produce. They asses the importance of design and position in energy production.
3rd - 5th Technology & Engineering
Energy Play: Harry Spotter and the Chamber of Windy Myths
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.
3rd - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
See the Wind
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.
5th - 12th Science
Wow! Colorful and simple, these 160 slides introduce the various forms of energy, along with a relevant image. Some of the images are animations, which help beginning physical scientists to visualize the flow of electrons or energy! This PowerPoint would be great to bring energy concepts to your class, including transformation of energy, energy transfer, and the law of conservation of energy.
4th - 8th Science
Although this presentation was put together as a student teacher project, there is a segment of slides within it that can be used to introduce your young scientists to renewable energy sources. It compares nonrenewable resources to renewable resources, and then touches upon solar, wind, hydropower, and geothermal energy.
5th - 8th Science