ERIC Number: EJ1129288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Windmills by Design: Purposeful Curriculum Design to Meet Next Generation Science Standards in a 9-12 Physics Classroom
Concannon, James; Brown, Patrick L.
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v54 n1 p1-7 2017
The "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS) challenges science teachers to think beyond specific content standards when considering how to design and implement curriculum. This lesson, "Windmills by Design," is an insightful lesson in how science teachers can create and implement a cross-cutting lesson to teach the concepts of force, motion, and Bernoulli's principle. This 9-12 lesson requires students to consider the science behind windmill design by engineering windmill blades that can produce the most power in a class competition. The lesson is designed as a 5E lesson incorporating essential features of inquiry-based instruction.
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Design, High School Students, Physics, Academic Standards, Curriculum Implementation, Science Instruction, Motion, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Science Activities, Engineering, Active Learning, Inquiry, Kinetics, Lesson Plans, Student Developed Materials, Units of Study
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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