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This unit is part of a much bigger, semester-long CTE project. The completed project involves the construction of a wind turbine and its charge controller, as well as the supporting academic instruction, safety and tool lessons, and testing and performance investigations. This unit focuses on the introductory components of this project and would easily act as a stand-alone unit (i.e. no need to complete the entire term-long unit carried out by the author of this set of activities).

In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in Physics that supplement the primary core area of study.

The structure of this unit and the materials contained within it were created by Eric Johnson (CTE) and Angie Friedrich (chemistry) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Specialist Robert Kuintzle.


Industries / Pathways
  • Energy, Environment, and Utilities Energy, Environment, and Utilities
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Miniature Wind Turbines and Wind Farm Site Analysis (1 of 4)

Wind and Turbine Blade Types (2 of 4)

Power Tool Use and Safety (3 of 4)

Full Scale Rotor Construction (4 of 4)

Calculating the Power Efficiency of Various Wind Turbine Blade Designs (Physics)

Power Distribution and Understanding your Electric Bill (Physics)