Wind Energy Science Kit
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With the Wind Energy Science Kit you can build a miniature power generation system that converts wind into electrical energy. Experiment with the pitch (angle setting) of turbine blades and find out the optimum number of blades for generating electricity. Nine blades, with three types of profiled blade based on NASA aeronautics and one type of poly-propylene sheet blade, provide the opportunity to find the perfect balance of wind resistance, weight and angle.

  • Uniquely designed blade profile based on NASA
  • Most realistic wind turbine experimentation available on the market
  • Complete wind energy curriculum covering vertical and horizontal axis turbines
  • Blade angle adjustable from 0° to 55 degrees ( 3 positions)

Includes Experiment Outlines for:

  • The Effect of Heat on Solar Panels
  • How Many Blades Are Best – 1, 2, 3 … More?
  • Using Three Different Curved Blade Shapes
  • Using Blades You Make Yourself
  • Turbine Efficiencies
  • Measuring RPM
  • Tuning For Maximum Power
  • How Blade Angle or Pitch Affects Output Power

Includes Full STEM Activity Materials for:

  • Changing the number of blades
  • Changing the angle of blades
  • Using different-shaped blades
  • Measuring revolutions per minute
  • Determining minimum amount of wind

All Horizon STEM materials are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and Energy Literacy Framework.  Subject areas include Physics, Chemistry, and Earth Sciences for middle and high school grades.  Go to Horizon Curriculum to find out more.


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