Generating Wind Turbine Power


Designing wind turbines for maximum power output

Science Domains: Physical Science

NGSS Standards: MS-PS3-1, MS-PS3-5

Project Poster

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Learning Objectives

Using KidWind experiment kits, students will learn about turbine design, construct their own turbine blades and use the blades to generate electricity, lift weights, light LED’s and pump water. Students will determine the best materials to use for maximum power output in the construction of the blades and collect data to measure power, compare turbine designs and differentiate between power and energy.

Project Materials

  • Building the Wind Turbine.
  • DC Motor, Wires and Clips
  • Blade Materials
  • Building the tower
  • Building and attaching the blades.
  • Using multimeter
  • Wind tunnel
  • Data