Build your own model of a wind turbine. All the parts you will need, just add glue and some wind.
Great way to demonstrate transfer of energy.
Wind causes the motor to spin. The spinning motor will turn on a red LED.
Absolutely beautiful when painted.
Comes with step by step instructions.
Matches Ohio Common Core Science Standards
Earth’s resources can be used for energy. (3S)
Specific energy sources in Ohio are introduced, such as fossil fuels found in Ohio, new energy technologies, and the development of renewable energy sources within Ohio. Ohio must be compared to other states regarding energy sources. (3C)
Energy can be transformed from one form to another or can be transferred from one location to another. (4S)
Electric circuits require a complete loop of conducting materials through which an electrical energy can be transferred. (4S)
Electrical energy in circuits can be transformed to other forms of energy, including light, heat, sound and motion. (4S)
Electricity and magnetism are closely related. (4S)
…Provide opportunities to explore many types of energy … (6C)
…In addition, renewable energy systems should be included (such as wind, geothermal, water or solar). (7SN)
An electric circuit exists when an energy source (e.g., battery, generator, solar cell) is connected to an electrical device (e.g., light bulb, motor) in a closed circuit. The energy source transfers energy to charges in the circuit. Charges flow through the circuit. Electric potential is a measure of the potential electrical energy of each charge. (7C)
Generators convert mechanical energy into electrical energy and are used to produce electrical energy in power plants. Electric motors convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. Motors are in blenders and washing machines. Both motors and generators have magnets (or electromagnets) and a coil of wire that creates its own magnetic field when an electric current flows through it. (8C)