Horizon Wind Energy Kit

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Mind-blowing fun for your STEM and meteorology classes! The Horizon Wind Energy Kit allows students to build their very own miniature power generation system that converts wind into electrical energy. In order to create a mini real-working wind turbine, students can first calculate the pitch (angle setting) of the 9 profiled turbine blade, discovering what the optimum number of blades is necessary for generating electricity. The nine blades include 3 types of profiled blades based on NASA aeronautics and 1 type of poly-propylene sheet blade -- students will be challenged to guess and trial out various blade quantities and types to find a perfect balance of wind resistance, weight, and angle. Kit comes with complete wind energy curriculum for teachers/students and covers vertical and horizontal axis turbines. . .all in a realistic, hands-on wind turbine experimentation! Coincides with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Engineering Practices. Teacher's Guide and Student Worksheets included.
  • Horizon's Wind Energy Kit is the most realistic wind turbine experimentation in a product possible on the market
  • Students will enjoy building and testing their own wind power generator in a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic/hands-on way that complements Next Generation Science Standards
  • Assorted, uniquely designed blade profile are based on real NASA aeronautics, with blade angles that can adjust from 0 to 55 degrees
  • Experiments within kit involve determining blade quantity, turbine efficiency, measuring RPM, how blade angle or pitch affects output power, and more
  • Fun and challenging wind turbine kit (with included curriculum) serves as excellent addition to environmental science classes and learning about the importance of alternative energy in the 21st century
Wind Energy Kit Includes:
  • Mini Wind Turbine (Wind Power Generator)
  • Kit for Learning About Wind Power Energy (Teacher's Guide and Student Worksheets)
  • 9 Blades with Various Profiles (for Testing/Evaluating Ideal Number of Blades)
  • Vane (Automatically Aligns the Turbine to Direction of the Wind)
  • Special 3-Phase Alternator (for Higher Output Power)
  • LED Module (for Output Power Demonstration)
  • Completed Educational Curriculum on Wind Energy