Can Wind Power Your Classroom?

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Can you power this? Individuals do an energy audit for the classroom to determine the amount of electricity needed to power it. Using either live data or sample data from wind turbines they decide whether it would power the classroom. This is lesson seven of a nineteen part series.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the Internet to check average power usage for appliances when power usage is not easily determined
  • Using home power usage information, determine whether wind could power a home
Classroom Considerations

  • The wattage of the light bulbs will be needed
  • Find live data on a wind turbine nearby
Pros

  • The included appendix provides information on how to collect wind speed data at the school
  • The extension activity comes with a worksheet
Cons

  • The website for additional resources, http://learn.kidwind.org/windwise/, does not work