Woodland Elementary students complete wind power experiments

June 25, 2014 

Fourth-graders at Woodland Elementary recently explored the power of wind during lessons about energy.

The students’ experiments focused on the power required for wind to carry a load over a specific distance. Using a simple mathematical calculation, students in Kathy Ryan’s class converted wind power into watts.

They also determined that building larger turbines would cut the power needed in half.

Thanks to a donation from Home Depot, the students were able to build wind turbines to complete their experiments.

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