It's not just wind

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson

Published on 2018 August 13th

Use a wind generator to power a lighthouse. Set the blade length and angle of the blade to the wind to suit wind speed for each season. Try to maximise energy efficiency of the wind generator so that enough electricity is created to power the lighthouse, while at the same time minimising the use of diesel fuel. Test a range of wind conditions that allow a wind generator to operate effectively.
Students maximise power output and energy efficiency of a windmill at a range of seasonal wind speeds.
Students explore some factors in the design of wind generators.

Curriculum Information

K to 12
Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 6
Force Motion and Energy
Learners, Students

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