Lesson 6: Optimizing Wind Turbine Blades, High School
In this session, students make revisions to their original wind turbine blades to optimize the amount of electrical output they produce. Additionally, students can combine two miniature wind turbines to determine whether the "wind farm" can generate enough voltage to turn on a light bulb. This will call on access to web content including videos, images and text. Additionally, students will need to use fine and gross motor skills to create and modify wind turbines. For information on suggested accommodations, select an activity below.
- Warm Up: Learn About Wind
- Sharing Circle
- Reflecting on Scientific Inquiry
- Optimizing Blade Performance
- Revising Blade Performance
- Testing Revised Blades
- Document Findings
- Combine Wind Turbines to Power a Light Bulb
- Reflection and Blog Post
You may also select a disability type to see the suggested accommodations across all the activities.