Wind Harnessers

What makes the best wind turbine?

Air—invisible to the human eye and seemingly lightweight—often gives us the impression of nothingness. However, anyone who has experienced a tornado, or even a strong windstorm, knows that air is anything but “nothing.” Join Marguerite as she talks about capturing wind to help power our daily activities.

Using the overarching phenomenon of wind turbine design, students will explore the connections between motion, energy generation and transfer, the land around us, and engineering as they ask themselves:

"Can you capture the wind?" 


How much wind do you need?