Hawker Brownlow Education

Wind Energy: STEM Road Map for Primary School

Author: Carla C Johnson, Janet B Walton, Erin Peters-Burton

Availability: In Stock

Code: NST5978

ISBN: 9781760565978

No of Pages: 230

Publish date: 22/01/2018

Price: $35.95


What if you could challenge your primary school students to develop
an economical, eco-friendly wind farm? With this volume in the STEM Road Map
Curriculum Series, you can!

Wind Energy outlines a journey that will steer your
students toward authentic problem-solving while grounding them in integrated
STEM disciplines. The series is designed to meet the growing need to infuse
real-world learning into F–12 classrooms.

This book is an interdisciplinary module that
uses project- and problem-based learning to investigate the interactions of
Earth’s systems, including geography, weather and wind. Your students will do
the following:

  • Study US geography, weather patterns, the
    economics of wind energy and issues about the use of wind turbines as an energy

  • Learn how Earth’s spheres – including the
    lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere – interact and how to
    observe and measure them.

  • Be challenged to develop a wind farm.
    Working in teams, students will analyse the wind energy potential of a possible
    location. Then, they will create a proposal that considers the wind farm’s
    cost, energy production and environmental impact.

  • Deliver their presentations to garner
    support from the wind farm’s surrounding community and potential investors.

The STEM Road Map Curriculum
Series is anchored in the Next Generation Science Standards, the Common Core
State Standards and the Framework for 21st Century Learning. In-depth and
flexible, Wind Energy can be used as
a whole unit of in part to meet the needs of districts, schools and teachers
who are charting a course toward an integrated STEM approach.