Design and Construct an Efficient Wind Turbine!
Activity challenges students to design and construct a wind turbine and determine it's efficiency by monitoring the turbine's rotational speed.
Students use a wide variety of materials and designs as they explore wind turbine technology. The goal is to create a turbine that turns as fast as possible when exposed to a wind source for a specific period of time.
The software will monitor and display the rotational speed of a vertical and horizontal wind turbine. A special graph will show the RPM while the actual RPM number will be displayed. Students can determine the most efficient turbine by comparing the highest recorded RPM or the greatest average RPM computed by the program.
- Data Acquisition Interface with USB Port
- USB Computer Cable
- Wind Turbine Challenge Software (Windows)
-  Magnetic Sensors with 6 ft. Cable Assembly
- Wood Hubs
- Wind Turbine Test Device
-  Magnets
- Electric Fan
- Teacher Manual
- Student Worksheets
- Workstation Sign
Recommended for Grades 6-10. NOTE: Computer Required. Windows.
Every challenge begins with a comprehensive 7-step problem solving tutorial
Accurate test results will be displayed in a clear easy read format
Students may analyze test results by viewing various graphs, statistics and raw data.
Over 50 interactive screens allow the student to research and solve each problem much like real engineers.
Practical applications of math, science, and communication skills provide an integrated learning experience for the student.
Integrated quizzes with online grading and printed results help track student progress.