Exploring Energy Conversions with Wind Power
Students will create a device that converts kinetic wind energy into electricity.
SEEd: PHYS.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.
- Students will evaluate their design compared to other designs with the same materials and pick out the best design.