Wind Turbines Take-Home Experiment

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In this experiment, students solidify an understanding of the transformation from kinetic energy to power by a wind turbine. This is achieved by studying the reverse process in a household fan and calculating its efficiency. An understanding of energy conversions and basic kinematics is important for this experiment, as students learn to relate the concept of kinetic energy to the movement of fluids (air in this case) and calculate the efficiency of household objects.


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