Kim Novak- Madison High School - 1-23-2012

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Kim Novak- Madison High School - 1-23-2012

  1. 1. Cool Winds:Exploring WindTurbine Energy with Earth Science High School Students KIMBERLY NOVAK KLNOVAK@MAC.COM
  2. 2. Madison County Wind for Schools projectSKYSTREAM 34 Ft Monopole 12 Feet Rotor Diameter Capacity 1.8 kW Installed May 2009Sundance Solar Systems(Coordinated by Grayson Newell)Mountain Valleys ResourceConservation & Development(Coordinated by Russell Blevins)The Western North CarolinaRenewable Energy Initiative atAppalachian State University(Coordinated by Mike Uchal)
  3. 3. Step 1: How do we get energy?-Carbon Cycle-Fossil Fuels/NonRenewable Energy- Alternative EnergySources-Watch Kilowatt Oursby Jeff Barrie
  4. 4. Step 2: How much energy do we use?-Kill a Watt meters-NEED curriculum
  5. 5. Step 3: What makes a Lab Proposal good wind turbine? • Hypothesis:Dear Research and • Independent Variable:Development Team, • Dependent Variable:We have had several new • Illustrate blade designorders for wind turbinesfrom our county. In order modifications:to maximize profits weneed to know which • Create a table to collectturbine design will produce data:the greatest voltage. Wewill need your research‘white paper’ by the end of STOP: Get Proposal signedthe week for our Board ofDirectors meeting. off by the head of R&D
  6. 6. Carrying out the experiment
  7. 7. Step 4: Sustainability Building-Cooperation betweenteachers/students of CTE(vocational), ROTC, Art,and Science-Donations fromcommunity businesses-Grants from varioussources
  8. 8. Step 5: Positive Changes-At Home-Careers-Related Topics(eg stream quality & recycling)

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