Breezy Power: From Wind to Energy

by: Bob Claymier

This lesson combines the science concepts of renewable energy and producing electricity with the technology concepts of design, constraints, and technology’s impact on the environment. Over five class periods, sixth-grade students "work" for a fictitious power company as they research wind as an alternative energy source and design and test a working model of a wind turbine, learning about energy and technology in the process.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 7/1/2009Stock # sc09_046_09_36Volume 046Issue 09

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