Wind Turbine Simulator

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Understand how a wind turbine works with changes to speed and wind direction
  • Name and understand the function of the different components of a wind turbine

Curriculum Connections

AlbertaScience 7: Heat and Temperature
Science 9: Electrical Principles and Technologies
Science 10: Energy Flow in Technological systems
Science 24: Understanding Common Energy Conversion Systems
Science 20-4: Understanding Common Energy Conversion Systems
Science 30: Energy and the Environment (D1.4, D1.5k, D1.3s, D2.3k, D2.4k, D2.1sts, D2.3s, D2.4s)

OntarioScience and Technology 6: Electricity and Electrical Devices (1.1)
Science & Technology 7: Heat in the Environment (1.2)
Science 9: The Characteristics of Electricity (Academic) (E1.2)
  • Electrical Applications (Applied) (E1.1)
Environmental Science 11: Scientific Solutions to Contemporary Environmental Changes (University/College Preparation) (B1.2)
  • Conservation of Energy (University/College 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 Reaction (D1.1)

Length of Activity

20 minutes

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Wind Turbine Simulator
  • Harnessing the Wind Webinar for more information on wind power

Online Lesson Format