Distance Learning: Wind Energy!
Can you catch the wind? Discover how wind is harnessed and transformed electricity! In this workshop students will build a hand turbine and anemometer to help understand effective design for wind power generators. Topics covered include potential and kinetic energy, electrical energy and energy transformation.
Grade level: 4-8
Cost: $160 (+ $15 shipping)
Each Distance Learning program includes:
- A 50-minute interactive program
- A kit with materials for interactive experiments for 30 students
- Extension activities and resources for further exploration
- To make your program an enjoyable and memorable experience please be sure to review the Videoconferencing Tips
Please note: If your school does not have video conferencing equipment, please let us know when booking the program
Next Generation Science Standards
Students participating in this program will explore science content as stated in the Disciplinary Core Ideas. They will engage in science and engineering practices as they plan and conduct investigations to answer questions regarding matter.
4-PS3-1.Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.
4-PS3-2.Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
4-PS3-4.Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.
4-ESS3-1.Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.
MS-PS3-1.Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object.
MS-PS3-2.Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.
MS-PS3-3.Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.
MS-PS3-4.Plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample.
MS-PS3-5.Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object
Michigan Science Standards
MS-PS3-5 – Energy: Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.
MS-LS1-6 – From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms