Engineering is Elementary Workshop
Sponsored by the Math Science Partnership Grant STAR Teacher ProgramPRESENTED BY: BOSTON MUSEUM OF SCIENCEWHEN: Friday, May 18, 2012 from 8:00 – 3:00WHERE: Rutland Holiday InnWHO: Any K-6 Teachers; Teacher Leaders; Curriculum CoordinatorsCOST: $0 – Grant Funded; food and materials providedREGISTRATION RSVP: http://bit.ly/EngElem
Catching the Wind: Designing Windmills
Science Topic: Wind and Weather
Engineering Field: Mechanical
This unit introduces students to mechanical engineering. Science concepts related to air and weather are reinforced as students learn how windmills perform work using the energy of the wind and engage in engineering design challenge focused on designing windmills.
Teachers will participate in the following unit lessons:
Preparatory Lesson: Technology in a Bag
Lesson 1: Lief Catches the Wind
Lesson 2: Who are Mechanical Engineers?
Lesson 3: Testing Sail Design
Lesson 4: Designing a Windmill