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This resource for Grades 7-9 provides turn-key lessons for teaching a two-week unit on the use of wind energy to generate electricity. The first week is a study of the history and science underlying wind energy; the second week features an engineering design project for students to build their own windmill blades. In the culminating activity, students take on various community roles to decide where to locate a wind farm. This resource includes every component required for immediate classroom use: lesson plans, illustrated lab procedures, pre and post-test assessments, age-appropriate background information, worksheets, graphics for classroom projection, and student guidebooks. The NEED Project is a national initiative to bring innovative curriculum materials in energy education to teachers and learners from the primary grades through college. The windmill blade design activity requires purchase of a kit costing $450.00. All other activities can be performed using materials easily acquired from hardware stores or science supply houses.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

clean energy,NSDL,Active Learning,Education Foundations,Grade 8,Grade 9,energy conversion,green energy,Motors and Generators,Mechanical Power,Magnetic Fields and Forces,Middle School,Geoscience,Classical Mechanics,Grade 7,Electromagnetic Induction,Other Sciences,Work and Energy,energy forms,renewable energy,Life Science,Inquiry Learning,energy lessons,Informal Education,energy sources,Cognition,energy flow,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-102,Conservation of Energy,Physics,Cognition Development,energy transformation,Electricity and Magnetism,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Education Practices,Engineering,High School,wind farms,Magnetic Fields,Education,Technology,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20130524095315042T,wind turbine

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English

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Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6—8 texts and topics.

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By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6—8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.

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Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

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Use appropriate tools strategically.

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Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.

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Use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units; manipulate and transform units appropriately when multiplying or dividing quantities.

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Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.

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Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + p = q and px = q for cases in which p, q and x are all nonnegative rational numbers.

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Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.

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Solve multi-step real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. Apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form; convert between forms as appropriate; and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies.

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Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.

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Solve linear equations in one variable.

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Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.
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