Earth Science Lab: Wind Power

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Engineering
Availability
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 10am and 11:15am
Groups of 6-16 students
Cost
$70 Per Session
This program must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 8th
Season
Year-Round
Duration
1 hr
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Wind turbine

What is renewable energy? How can we harness wind power for a sustainable future? Students try out engineering skills by experimenting with small model wind turbines.

This program takes place in the Watershed Lab in the Earth Science Exhibit Hall and features the Science On a Sphere exhibit. Combine this program with a field trip to the museum.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or register@omsi.edu.

Standards Addressed Interaction and Change:
7.2E.1
Describe and evaluate the environmental and societal effects of obtaining, using, and managing waste of renewable and non-renewable resources.
7.2E.3
Evaluate natural processes and human activities that affect global environmental change and suggest and evaluate possible solutions to problems.
Scientific Inquiry:
3.3S.1
Plan a simple investigation based on a testable question, match measuring tools to their uses, and collect and record data from a scientific investigation.
3.3S.2
Use the data collected from a scientific investigation to explain the results and draw conclusions.
4.3S.1
Based on observations identify testable questions, design a scientific investigation, and collect and record data consistent with a planned scientific investigation.
4.3S.2
Summarize the results from a scientific investigation and use the results to respond to the question being tested.
5.3S.1
Based on observations and science principles, identify questions that can be tested, design an experiment or investigation, and identify appropriate tools. Collect and record multiple observations while conducting investigations or experiments to test a scientific question or hypothesis.
5.3S.2
Identify patterns in data that support a reasonable explanation for the results of an investigation or experiment and communicate findings using graphs, charts, maps, models, and oral and written reports.
6.3S.1
Based on observations and science principles, propose questions or hypotheses that can be examined through scientific investigation. Design and conduct an investigation that uses appropriate tools and techniques to collect relevant data.
6.3S.2
Organize and display relevant data, construct an evidence-based explanation of the results of an investigation, and communicate the conclusions.
7.3S.1
Based on observations and science principles, propose questions or hypotheses that can be examined through scientific investigation. Design and conduct a scientific investigation that uses appropriate tools and techniques to collect relevant data.
7.3S.2
Organize, display, and analyze relevant data, construct an evidence-based explanation of the results of an investigation, and communicate the conclusions including possible sources of error.
8.3S.1
Based on observations and science principles, propose questions or hypotheses that can be examined through scientific investigation. Design and conduct a scientific investigation that uses appropriate tools, techniques, independent and dependent variables, and controls to collect relevant data.
8.3S.2
Organize, display, and analyze relevant data, construct an evidence-based explanation of the results of a scientific investigation, and communicate the conclusions including possible sources of error. Suggest new investigations based on analysis of results.
Engineering Design:
3.4D.1
Identify a problem that can be addressed through engineering design, propose a potential solution, and design a prototype.
4.4D.1
Identify a problem that can be addressed through engineering design using science principles.
5.4D.1
Using science principles describe a solution to a need or problem given criteria and constraints.
6.4D.1
Define a problem that addresses a need and identify science principles that may be related to possible solutions.
6.4D.2
Design, construct, and test a possible solution to a defined problem using appropriate tools and materials. Evaluate proposed engineering design solutions to the defined problem.
6.4D.3
Describe examples of how engineers have created inventions that address human needs and aspirations.
7.4D.1
Define a problem that addresses a need and identify constraints that may be related to possible solutions.
7.4D.2
Design, construct, and test a possible solution using appropriate tools and materials. Evaluate the proposed solutions to identify how design constraints are addressed.
8.4D.2
Design, construct, and test a proposed engineering design solution and collect relevant data. Evaluate a proposed design solution in terms of design and performance criteria, constraints, priorities, and trade-offs. Identify possible design improvements.