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    Special program 4 hour session!!

    Your students will use their energy in a productive way by creating Wind Power!  In this hands-on STEM based lesson, students will construct and test a simple wind powered electrical generator and observe how variables affect the electrical energy produced. Students will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills as they vary the angle, length, and material of the rotor blades and observe the effect on the voltage output. These tests will allow students to collect and analyze the data to engineer a device with the most voltage output. They will apply engineering concepts as they collaborate with their group to design the most effective wind turbine. Final designs will be tested and compared. The science standards for Skills and Processes, as well as the Common Core Math Practices, will be heavily emphasized.
    Students must bring a bag lunch.
    Resources :

    Pre-Visit  6th grade   Pre-Visit  7th grade

    Post Visit  6th grade

      Post Visit  7th grade
    Lesson Plan 6th grade   Lesson Plan 7th grade
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    Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) MCCRS- RELA & Math
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    Students will collect, organize, display, analyze, or interpret data to make decisions or predictions
    e)  Organize and display data in line graphs 
    f)  Determine the appropriate type of graph to effectively display data
    Students will identify attributes, units, or systems of measurements or apply a variety of techniques, formulas, tools or technology for determining measurements.
    2.  Measure angles
    a)  Measure a single angle.

    New Common Core Math Standards Mathematical Practices 
    1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
    2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    4. Model with mathematics        
    5. Use appropriate tools strategically. 
    6. Attend to precision.          

    Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.                

    Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.