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Wind Power

Fourth graders develop an understanding of how engineers use wind to generate electricity. They will build a model anemometer to better understand and measure wind speed. They discover that engineers design wind turbines that generate electricity by considering the Earth's surface, wind direction, average outside temperature, the impact by and on birds and insects, and the extreme forces on the turbine.

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Resource Details

Grade
4th
Subjects
Engineering
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Worksheet

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