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Working with Wind EnergyAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how wind energy can be generated on both a large and small scale.
Going for a Spin: Making a Model Steam Turbine
In this activity, learners explore how various energy sources can be used to cause a turbine to rotate.
Geothermal Power Plant Model
In this activity, learners make a model of a power plant that uses steam. Learners use simple materials like foil, a tin can, and a pot of water to model a geothermal power plant.
How Do We Convert Mechanical Energy into Electrical Energy?
In this activity, learners use a compass, powerful magnet, and copper magnet wire to build a special generator known as a dynamo.
In this two-part activity, learners work in pairs to examine the four basic stages of a turbine engine.
Working with WatermillsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how watermills have helped harness energy from water through the ages.
Wind Power: Creating a Wind Generator
This lesson challenges groups of learners to design and construct a wind generator with the most electrical output.
As the Rotor Turns: Wind Power and You
In this engineering activity, learners will get acquainted with the basics of wind energy and power production by fabricating and testing various blade designs for table-top windmills constructed from
A Model Nuclear Power Plant Steam Turbine
In this activity (on pages 20-23 of PDF), learners build a model of a power plant using simple materials.
Community Wind Project
In this thought-provoking activity, learners plan a hypothetical project to build and operate wind turbines in their community.
In this physics activity (page 8-9 of the PDF), learners will explore wind energy. They will build their own windmill and see how energy from wind can be converted into a useable form.
Build Your Own Hydroelectric Generator
Learners follow directions to construct a water-powered electrical generator using a turbine made from plastic spoons.
Weather Vane and Anemometer
In this meteorology activity, learners construct simple devices to measure the direction and speed of wind.