Why is wind a renewable energy resource?
For thousands of years, people around the world have used the force of the wind to lift, push, and pound. With the invention of devices that can turn motion into voltage, wind is a power source that will never run low no matter how often we use it.
A short 3.5 minute video explaining the topic for students.
Digital interactive activities can be used in your classroom in conjunction with the video, or independently.
Worksheets and Classroom Activities
Topic PDF worksheets can be used in your classroom either in conjunction with the video or independently.
This Q&A worksheet is designed to quiz students on what they have learned after watching the video.
This is a PDF version of the digital interactive found above.
Making a mini turbine (advanced)
This worksheet has all the instructions on how to run an independent, practical classroom activity, where students design and build the best wind turbine blade in a fun classroom competition.
Teacher notes & worksheet answers
By using the resources available for this topic, your students have the opportunity to learn:
- Wind can be used to turn a turbine to grind grain, pump water, and generate electricity
- Wind turbines generate electricity by turning magnets to generate a magnetic field in a dynamo
- Wind is a renewable energy source and has less downsides than non-renewable energy sources
- A convection current is caused by the sun heating the earth, causing particles of air to move
- Different types of wind turbine technology
Lower Secondary topics are designed for Australian grade 7 and 8 students and are aligned to Australian curriculums.