Northeast Minnesota Virtual Industry Tour Classroom Lesson Plan
Utilities: Waterwheels, Windmills, and Turbines
GRADE LEVEL: K-4 (5-8)
ACADEMIC SUBJECT(S) MOST APPROPRIATE FOR ACTIVITY: Science
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
TIME TO COMPLETE: 50 minutes
Students construct simple turbines to investigate how the energy in wind and water can be harnessed to do work.
Students will be able to:
- demonstrate how wind and water can move a simple turbine; and
- recount the role of turbines in electricity generation.
Provided by a joint venture between JET, True North Stars Perkins Consortium, IRRRB, and Story North Productions to be used with the Northeast Minnesota Virtual Industry Tour Project, Utilities Sector.