This unit presents an alternative form of energy that is both available and inexhaustible. Students will construct a device that will capture wind energy and convert it into mechanical energy. The students will also design and build a structure that will support their wind energy device. The students will research and compare the energy cycles of the most common resources used to produce electricity in an attempt to gain an understanding of how those systems work. The students will also examine the ways energy is used for technological devices in their home.
All units contain teacher background information, handouts, transparency masters, and a student packet.
Each unit is designed to integrate mathematics and science with technology and take 8 to 10 days.
Acknowledgment and Disclaimer
"This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0095922.""Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."
If you are unable to login, you may need to update your Profile.
Go here for more information on how to update your profile to access your account in EbD-BUZZ.
If you are still unable to access your account after following these directions, contact
If you are not currently an EbD-Network School and need more information,
contact us at email@example.com
for a Network Agreement and any associated costs.