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Wind Energy STEM PBL Unit

SKU: W46494
A Pitsco Exclusive
$1,395.00 (USD)

Description

STEM PBL Units enable students to make STEM connections locally and regionally by completing STEM projects and corresponding STEM PBL Activators. The framework of our STEM PBL Units includes a meaningful STEM challenge, authentic inquiry, student choice, applied development, and public engagement. Additionally, all STEM PBL Units contain 3-D printing connections, career connections, and alignment to the national career clusters.

In the Wind Energy STEM PBL Unit, students are challenged to complete any of the three Activators chosen by them or the teacher. PBL Activators available include Wind Flow, where students research wind patterns to determine a location for their community or school; Wind Chargers, where students design a method to use wind energy to charge cell phones; and Wind Art, where students design a site-specific art installation that is powered by wind generators for their community.

The unit comes with materials and equipment needed for a class of 24 students, a teacher’s guide containing activity details and instructions, and a guide with three STEM PBL Activators containing starter ideas, cross-curricular connections, a concept map, and career cluster alignment. A Getting Started with STEM PBL e-learning course comes with the purchase of a unit.

Click here to take a look at how Pitsco’s STEM PBL compares to PBLWorks Gold Standard, HQPBL, and the Legacy Cycle.

Click here to download a blank STEM PBL Planning Form.

Note: E-learning course access will be provided via email upon shipping confirmation.

Details

Type: Multi-Student STEM Units and Courses Grades: 6-8

Safety

What You'll Get

  • Wind Energy STEM PBL Activators guide
  • Wind Energy Teacher's Guide
  • Getting Started with STEM PBL e-learning course
  • Eco-Wind Generator Plus 30-Pack
  • WinDynamo II Wind Generator

Learning Values

Science
  • Alternative energies
  • Energy transformations
  • Electricity production
Technology
  • Energy conservation
  • Social perspectives
  • Environmental perspectives
Engineering
  • Modeling
  • Technological design
  • Problem-solving
Math
  • Proportions
  • Data analysis
  • Formulas

Specifications

  • Length of Unit: 20-38 days
  • Tools and Materials Required: Wood glue, glue stick, scissors, screwdriver, high-velocity table fan
  • Note: This product contains latex.

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