Participants consider what they know about how wind turbines work and how wind energy could be used to provide electricity to a community park.
Provides extensive background information, facilitation outline, materials shopping list, extended supporting media suggestions, correlations to national standards, and more.
Provides classroom connections, key concepts, connections to science standards, and additional resources.
A take-home that can be sent with patrons that wish to do STEM activities at home. These at-home activities cover similar topic areas as the associated activity and could be handed out at the conclusion of a program or left on a circulation desk for patrons to take home.
|Related Links||Playful Building Presentation|
|Originating Source||Lunar and Planetary Institute and National Center for Interactive Learning|
[Suggest a book]
Windmills by Charlotte Hunter
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
The Wind at Work: An Activity Guide to Windmills by Gretchen Woelfle
Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World by Allan Drummond
I Face the Wind by Vicki Cobb and Julia Gorton
Catch the Wind; Harness the Sun: 22 Super-Charged Science Projects for Kids by Michael J Caduto
Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers
Engineered!: Engineering Design at Work
Engineer academy - are you ready for the challenge?. By Steve Martin and Nastia Sleptsova