Wind Turbine Unit

Developed by Rae Woodcock, CBE Teacher Cohort 2

Skills & ConnectionsAge
– Data collection and analysis
– Energy forms and transfer
– Engineering design process
6th grade

Community problem:

Inspired by a worldwide lack of access to energy, let alone clean energy, the students set out to investigate what kinds of problems wind turbines solve, and how they could engineer the most efficient turbines.

Student design goals:

Students aimed to create and assess prototypes of wind turbines as a large step towards understanding a potential long-term to one of the world’s largest problems.