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Freshmen STEM students learned about data analysis through a design challenge on wind energy.
After an overview on renewable vs. nonrenewable resources, students zeroed in on wind energy. Exploration of different wind turbines and how they worked helped students start to generate ideas. They tested variations on blade designs (number, pitch, surface area), and then compiled their data with 40+ other groups. Sorting, graphing, and analysis of the data informed students as they designed their wind turbine.
Students planned their blade design using SolidWorks. The laser cutter was then employed to ensure precision with cutting. The nacelle and tower were also designed and created by the students to minimize vibration and maximize performance. Using a motor hooked up to a voltmeter, performance was assessed at varying wind speeds.
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Rigorous K-12 Programming that includes STEM at all levels. This initiative aligns and transforms Skyline feeder schools with a STEM focus.
Offering competitive and innovative 21st Century learning through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Illuminating young minds... When you need a place to focus that energy...the new Spark! Discovery Preschool of St. Vrain is a bright idea!