Wind Turbine


[Students with equipment]

[Wind Turbine guide]

CPO Science makes it easy to bring real-world engineering and STEM to your classroom. With the Wind Turbine, students explore concepts in engineering design, energy transformation, electromagnetism, and forces. Students will design, test, and refine a working turbine and challenge each other to see which model can generate the highest voltage with this unique equipment module. Investigate design variables such as: number of blades, blade shape, blade angle, number of magnets, magnet polarity, distance from magnets to core, and more!

Concepts Covered

  • Acceleration
  • Blade Mass
  • Blade Shape
  • Constraints
  • Criteria
  • Electric Current
  • Electricity
  • Electromagnetic
  • Induction
  • Engineering Design
  • Force
  • Human
  • Environmental Impact
  • Inertia
  • Kinetic Energy
  • Magnetic Braking
  • Magnetism
  • Wind Farm Simulation
  • Wind Power

NGSS Connections

Wind Turbine addresses the following performance expectations:

  • MS-PS2-2
  • MS-PS2-5
  • MS-PS3-5
  • MS-ETS1-1
  • MSETS1-2
  • HS-PS2-1
  • H S-PS2-5
  • HS-PS3-1
  • H S-PS3-3
  • HS-PS3-5
  • H S-ETS1-3
  • HS-ETS1-4

Investigations

  • 8 Level A
  • 7 Level B
  • 2 Level C
Part Number Description Order Online
292-4027 Wind Turbine Full Module
Includes 1 Teacher's Guide, Curiosity Place Access, Exploros Access, 1 Equipment Unit, 1 DataCollector

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$909.85
$649.95

292-4028 Wind Turbine Full Classroom Package
Includes 1 Teacher's Guide, Curiosity Place Access, Exploros Access, 6 Equipment Units, 6 DataCollectors

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$4,209.35
$3,369.95

292-3067 Wind Turbine Basic Module
Includes 1 Teacher's Guide, Curiosity Place Access, Exploros Access, 1 Equipment Unit

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$409.90
$289.95

292-4017 Wind Turbine Basic Classroom Package
Includes 1 Teacher's Guide, Curiosity Place Access, Exploros Access, 6 Equipment Units

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$1,209.65
$969.95

492-1070 Wind Turbine Teacher's Guide with Digital Access

$249.95

792-2010 Wind Turbine Equipment Only
Included in Full Module and Classroom Package

$159.95

Required Accessories
(Included in Full Module and Classroom Package)
792-1670 Data Collector with Photogates

$499.95