Wind Works

Grade Level

  • 4-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Type

  • Curricula & Storylines
cover of Wind Works curriculum

Driving question: How can wind produce reliable, affordable, electrical energy that is clean and sustainable, benefiting humans without harming our environment?

Hold on to your notebooks! Large fans and demonstration wind turbines unite to create electricity and present the power potential of wind. Students take measurements of wind speed with handheld anemometers and measure the voltage output on specially designed wind turbines. Students then graph the resulting data to explore the relationship between wind speed and power, and evaluate wind power as an energy alternative here in Vermont.