Exploring Energy Conversions with Wind Power

Students will create a device that converts kinetic wind energy into electricity.

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THE SUMMARY

Strand/Standard: Physics 2.4 Design a solution by constructing a device that converts one form of energy into another form of energy to solve a complex real-life problem. Define the problem, identify criteria and constraints, develop possible solutions using models, analyze data to make improvements from iteratively testing solutions, and optimize a solution. Examples of energy transformation could include electrical energy to mechanical energy, mechanical energy to electrical energy, or electromagnetic radiation to thermal energy. (PS3.A, PS3.B, ETS1.A, ETS1.B, ETS1.C)

Lesson Performance Expectations

Students will create a device that converts kinetic wind energy into electricity and evaluate their design.