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Roping the Texas Breezes

Lesson Description:
In this unit, students will learn that wind power in texas is a fast growing energy source with great potential. By constructing a wind-powered pinwheel, which creates the energy to perform work, students will gain an understanding of how electricity can be generated by the wind. Students will see value in renewable energy sources for texas and be able to locate the most viable geographic regions of texas for wind energy. Students will understand that the sun is the ultimate source for the wind.
Lesson Type:
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge

Time Needed:
10 minutes 15 minutes 45 minutes activity 1 – teacher introduction activity 2 – assessment of current student knowledge activity 3 – reading passage and vocabulary homework assignment – sentences with vocabulary science reading vocabulary language arts 30 minutes 60 minutes activity 4 – pre-lab activity 5 – lab science 30 minutes activity 6 – post-lab science 30 minutes activity 7 – assessment science
Materials Needed:
  • Copy of the reading passage and student data
  • Sheets (includes reading comprehension questions,vocabulary and lab activity) for each student

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Lesson Documents:
application/pdf No8 96-818B.pdf
Located in: Science

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