Wind for Schools Portal/MacGyver Wind Math Competition
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MacGyver Wind Math Competition
1 - 2 hrs
Full Details:Windmills are the ancient ancestors of modern wind turbines. To understand how wind turbines work, one must first understand a basic windmill. This lesson will help students understand how a windmill captures the energy of the wind and converts it into usable mechanical energy, which is the basis for understanding modern wind turbines. Students will use the engineering design process and the scientific method to design, build, test, and improve their models.
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