What is the Best Design for an Urban Wind Turbine?
Related Subjects:
Canadian History , Environmental Studies , Extra-Curricular , Family/Consumer Studies , French , Geography , Global Studies , Health & Wellbeing , Historical Understanding , History and Social Science , Interdisciplinary Studies , Language Learning , Law , Leadership , Life Skills , Life Work , Mathematics , Physical Education , Religion , Science , Thinking and Reasoning , Working With Others , World History
Social Issue:
Target Grade Level(s):
Grade / Year 4 , Grade / Year 5
Future Friendly School Values:
  Environmental Stewardship

Our 'Big Questions': What is the best design for an urban wind turbine?; How could such a turbine help our school and our community to use less polluting sources of energy?


Students learned difference between renewable and non-renewable sources of energy, simple building techniques, what generators do, teamwork, persistence


Inspiring students to think about sustainable development and leading the inquiry process on environmental stewardship issues with students as active participants in the learning.