Video-Enhanced Activities in Engineering
Episode: Blowin' in the Wind
SciGirls design and build their own miniature wind farm.
Izzie is off the grid with Hannah and her friends, who design and build their own working miniature wind farm. Four girls explore wind energy, conducting experiments to find out how the size, shape, and position of wind turbine blades affect the amount of electricity they produce. They also visit real wind farms where a mentor introduces the girls to careers in renewable energy. After learning about the design of the real wind farms, the girls select a location and design their own model wind farm. They assemble a collection of 15 miniature windmills and connect them to successfully power a water fountain.
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