Teaching wind power?

The STEM Central Context on Renewables allows practitioners and learners to explore wind, wave and tidal power. The wind, wave and tidal power learning journey has a technologies focus is aimed at third level. Lessons give learners experiences and opportunities to develop their understanding of the implications for society of using renewable sources as a way of harnessing energy and opportunities to plan, design, make, test and adapt working models. This learning context provides rich opportunities for planning for interdisciplinary learning with other departments such as sciences and geography.

There are various videos available through Glow Science (Glow log in required) that you could use to support the saving energy learning journey:

  • How Do Generators Work? Discover how simple magnets and wires can be used to create electricity – and how this principle is now used in national power supplies.
  • Wind Power: Wind power is a clean and renewable energy source. But problems associated with this form of energy mean wind power currently only generates a tiny percentage of our electricity.

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