Powering the Future

by: Caitlin Hicks Pries and Julie Hughes

This activity introduces students to the pros and cons of a renewable energy source, allowing them to experience how energy can change form from mechanical to electrical. Pairs of students are challenged to build a set of wind turbine blades that will capture wind energy and cause a small motor to spin. The amount of electricity created is measured with a multimeter, and the group whose design generates the most electricity wins.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 12/1/2011Stock # ss11_035_04_24Volume 035Issue 04

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