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Building the Basic PVC Wind Turbine

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Description

This plan shows how to make a rugged and inexpensive classroom wind turbine that can be used for lab bench-based blade design experiments. While a few specialized parts are needed (a hub and DC motor), the rest of the components are easily found at most hardware stores.

Subject(s):

  • Science

Grade(s):

  • Middle School (6-8)
  • High School (9-12)

Topic(s):

  • Energy

NAAEE Guidelines/Strand(s):

  • Strand 1: Questioning, Analysis & Interpretation Skills
  • Strand 2.1: The Earth as a Physical System


Resource Type(s):

  • Lessons & Activities

Links(s):

Organization Information

Building the Basic PVC Wind Turbine

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, District of Columbia
www.eere.energy.gov

Organization Type: Natural Resource Education

Contact:
Billie Newland
U.S. Department of Energy
301-903-8595
Billie.Newland@hq.doe.gov

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