Wind Turbine

Through an inquiry-based investigation, students will experience the phenomena of wind; and the relationship between solar energy, atmosphere, and the earth’s rotation. Multiple forms of technology will be utilized to perform an investigation with the FLEXHIBIT STEM Wind Turbine Exhibit, which is a model Wind Turbine. Vernier Technologies is an option for use, for real-time data and SketchUp for 3D models of Wind Turbine prototypes as part of the iterative design process.

Discussions involving models are integrated including how models are replicas of STEM Concepts Taught:

  • • Exhibit Technology Vernier Technology for real time data
  • • Wind Turbine Engineering Design
  • • Engineering and Societal Value
  • • Science of Wind Energy
  • • Phenomena of Wind
  • • Math Calculations

STEM Careers

  • • Welder
  • • Machinists
  • • Assembler
  • • Atmospheric Scientists
  • • Quality Control Inspectors
  • • Industrial Production Manager
  • • Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator
  • • Aerospace, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Health and Safety,
  • Industrial, Materials and Mechanical Engineers

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Aligned Unit Plans:

The Wind Turbine STEM Exhibit includes two lessons aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Teachers will have the option of implementing the NGSS aligned STEM science curriculum when they take their students on field trips to your Science Center.

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