Investigation: Windmill Competition

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A wind turbine will be constructed with two different sizes of rotor blades. In an experiment, future engineers find out if there is a difference in the power output based on amount of weight that can be moved with the turbine. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • The complete scientific method is incorporated into the lab sheet, including data tables, a graph, and conclusion questions
  • Adaptable to CCSS.Content.ELA.Literacy.RST.9-10.3
  • Ideal activity for exposing your class to alternative energy sources
Cons

  • None
Common Core