This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP). One of the most important questions facing us all is how we will use the planet’s energy resources over the coming decades. Many people believe that wind power can make a vital contribution. Making informed choices, requires an understanding of what a wind turbine is and what it does. SEP has developed a model wind turbine to support practical activities and to help to explain the science behind wind power, involving concepts such as energy and power, the conservation of energy and energy efficiency.
The Wind Power booklet contains an illustrated overview of the topic with suggestions for teachers on how to introduce the ideas in the classroom, plus student activity sheets and notes for teachers and technicians.
The downloadable resources include:
• Student activities: zip files containing the activity sheets in PDF and editable Word formats.
• PowerPoint presentations: these contain a complete set of the images used in the booklet and activity sheets.
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