With the Classroom STEM Wind Turbine Competition your students will learn about the power of wind turbine while having fun competing with their classmates. Students learn what hinders alternator efficiency.
- 2 Horizontal Wind Turbines
- 2 Vertical Wind Turbines
- STEM+ Playoff Circuit Board
- USB Cable
- User Manual
The classroom STEM wind turbine competition kit takes learning to a whole new level by adding competition to the equation! You have 4 alternating power sources with each STEM Turbine interface so you can compare them in real time. Using a computer, your students can see real time data comparison of RPM’s plus power output that is generated by their alternators.
The wind turbine kit works seamlessly with the interface and software while assisting your students to judge their designs. This is one of the most important steps of the scientific method, to get feedback on a design and then modify the design when necessary. Students can also determine which turbine (vertical or horizontal) is most efficient. That is what real engineering scientists do!
With the option to construct both Horizontal and Vertical Wind Turbines, students can experience two different types of AC wind turbines.
This kit contains all parts needed to construct four wind turbines, and a STEM Playoff Interface board
Classroom Activity – An Ideal Addition To The Classroom
- Students can change the structure of the blades and compete against each other. The data analysis show which turbine has the greatest efficiency.
- Create their own blades made from various materials
- Modify the design of the blades
It is important for students to know that if their design did not come out the winner, they are still winners, not failures. There is no failure in life, just feedback! Now they can modify their design or change the materials. Tell your students to ask themselves this question, “What did I learn from this experience and what can I do differently next time?” This is truly learning at its best.
WARNING CHOKING HAZARD: Small parts. Not for Children under 3 yrs.
WARNING THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS MAGNETS: Swallowed magnets can stick together across intestines causing serious infections and death. Seek immediate medical attention if magnets are swallowed or inhaled.
WARNING! HIGH MAGNETIC FIELD: Can cause medical implants, implanted heart pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators to cease operation. Maintain 12 inch safe distance from ion pump.
You will receive parts to build the items pictured.
The magnets break easily. To separate magnets from each other, carefully slide them apart.Warranty and Return Policy