Wind Turbine Blade Design

Students go through the design process and the scientific process to test the effect of blade design on power output. There is an optional extension to use the data to create an optimal set of wind turbine blades.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Teachers need to allocate storage space for the wind turbines during construction.

Educators will want to provide additional content about the science of wind energy as a source of renewable energy, including energy storage, transmission, etc.

Activities like this have been used in energy, weather, and environmental science units as well as in physics classrooms to teach aerodynamics.

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