Calculating The Power of The Wind

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Learning Objectives

Understand what is meant by power.
Be able to calculate power.
Use design and engineering skills to build a model wind turbine.
Gain knowledge of some of the sustainability challenges faced by the renewable energy sector.


Lesson Description

Explore the concept of power using the context of the super-fast SailGP GBR catamaran and the cutting-edge technology of wind turbines. Students will have the chance to build a working model wind turbine and use their new knowledge of calculating power to build the most efficient design. There is also the chance to find out from SailGP GBR sailors and wind industry experts about their fields and careers. The sustainable recycling process of wind turbines is also considered giving students the opportunity to come up with their own solutions.



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