You will use this hands-on activity to help elementary students learn about the engineering process while exploring wind power. You will introduce students to the history of wind power and how it is used today to generate electricity. Students will work through the engineering process by designing, building, testing and modifying wind turbine blades.
To prepare for your classroom visit, about two weeks in advance, review the information in the Engineer Guide and the materials provided for this activity. Contact the teacher and provide them with the list of materials you need the class to gather for the hands-on experiment.