Taking on Turbines!

7th and 8th grade students in Bethel School District learned that building wind turbines can be a very technical craft. Blades need to be identical in shape, length and weight and the pitch needs to be the same on every blade which can be tough to adjust at times. The ability to test different blade material, number of blades, and blade shape is made easier with our homemade turbine design, thanks to Bruce Weinberg, Kalapuya High School Teacher, who is the brains behind the design. These students in Ms. Roe’s class are getting ready to test their power output to see which teams will advance to the 5th annual Bethel/EWEB KidWind Challenge held in April.

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