Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Designing a Wind Turbine (Part 3) - Section 4: Communicating the Design


Almost every year I have a group of outliers. Their designs are nothing like anyone else. I offer them a choice in activity. They can work alone and test their design or they join a group. I also ask if they have a friend they think would like to work with them on their design.

Although I like to have students authentically work in groups, I think it is important to respect the student who just wants to see a design through to the end. When an outlier decides to go alone, I keep a close eye on the students to be sure they are feeling supported in their learning. 

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Designing a Wind Turbine (Part 3)

Unit 7: Designing for the Future: Wind Turbine Design
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: SWBAT use scientific knowledge to explain several wind turbine blades ideas.

Big Idea: The fun starts here. Students are armed with lots of cool scientific information and now they can start the designs! They explain how their designs are great solutions to the problem.

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