Students compare and contrast windmill charts to determine how cold the temperature feels in relation to actual degrees. They investigate the wind chill graphs to find the wind chill equivalent and discuss the variables affecting the graphs.
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The Abracadabra of Engineering: Strong Structures from Flimsy Materials
NASA needs to create lightweight trusses to use on space craft. But how do you hold up a stack of books with nothing more than paper? This activity takes teams through the process of building a section of truss out of nothing more than...
7th - 12th Science
The Mathematics of Convection: Nature's Model for Energy Production
High schoolers conduct a series of experiments to investigate density, buoyancy and climate. In this math lesson, pupils design and build a hot air balloon to demonstrate convection. They research and write a paper about solar chimneys.
9th - 12th Math
Who Has Seen the Wind? Harnessing Alternative Energy
High schoolers assess the importance of wind power in generating energy. In this earth science lesson plan, students analyze the factors affecting wind power in certain locations. They select a potential site for wind turbines and...
9th - 12th Science