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Author
CTE Online Admin
Created
5 years ago
Last Updated
6 months ago
Description
This is a two-week unit in which students explore wind energy through research and kinesthetic activities. Students learn the skills and discover the information needed to debate the question, "Is wind energy the answer?" Along with answering the question, students will design wind turbines and test the potential energy output of the various designs to determine efficiency as part of a competition and for the culminating project.

In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in Science, Math and English Language-Arts (ELA) that supplement the primary core area of study.

The structure of this unit and the materials contained within it were created by Joshua Bradley (CTE), Brianna Kleinschmidt (ELA), Lee Aidt (math), and Andrea Jenest (science) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Specialist Robert Kuintzle.
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Standards

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Industries / Pathways
  • Energy, Environment, and Utilities Energy, Environment, and Utilities
    • Environmental Resources
    • Energy and Power Technology
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Environmental Engineering
K-12 Subjects
  • English-Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

What Causes Wind? (Science)

Wind Turbine Blade Design 101 (1 of 4)

The History of Wind Energy Lesson (2 of 4)

What Affects Wind? (Science)

Wind Turbine Energy Output Lesson (4 of 4)

Wind Turbine Blade Design and Construction Lesson (3 of 4)

Avoiding Bad Arguments and Booby-Traps (ELA)

We Need a Faster Fan (Math)

Ohm's Law and Rearrangement of Formulas (Math)

It's Not Just What You Say (ELA)

Video: Intro to Project