Science of Everyday Life: Wind Energy Virtual Lab

A laptop, tablet and cell phone are linked in the cloud above a map of blue Earth

It seems that more and more devices are powered by electricity. Where do we get that electricity? How is that electricity harvested? This interactive will explore one way energy can be harvested, which is using wind energy. Students will be able to design, build, and test a wind turbine design that converts wind energy to kinetic energy to mechanical energy. Students are challenged to design a wind turbine that supplies energy to 400 homes at the highest efficiency and lowest cost. By completing this interactive, students will learn more about the alternative energies that are available in our society.

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