Build a Wind Turbine

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Science 9: The Characteristics of Electricity (Academic)  (E1.2)
  • Electrical Applications (Applied) (E1.1)

Environmental Science 11: Scientific Solutions to Contemporary Environmental Changes (U/C Preparation) (B1.2)
  • Conversion of Energy (U/C Preparation) (F1.1)
  • Energy Conservation (Workplace Preparation) (D1.2)

Physics 11: Electricity and Magnetism (F1.2)
Physics 12: Energy Transformation (E1.1, E1.2)
Chemistry 12: Energy Changes and Rates of Reactions (D1.1)

Length of Activity

2 hours

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Wind Turbine Construction Plan
  • Wind Turbine Learner Worksheet
  • Materials to build the Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (one turbine for every four learners) as outlined in the Construction Plan
  • One voltmeter for each group
  • One fan or blow dryer for each group

Online Lesson Format