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ERIC Number: EJ1003251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
An Experiment on Wind Energy
Lombardo, Vincenzo; Fiordilino, Emilio; Gallitto, Aurelio Agliolo; Aglieco, Pasquale
Physics Education, v47 n6 p755-759 Nov 2012
We discuss an experiment on wind energy performed with home-made apparatus. The experiment reproduces a laboratory windmill, which can pump water from a lower level to a higher one. By measuring the gain of the gravitational potential energy of the pumped water, one can determine the power extracted from the wind. The activity was carried out with high-school students, in the framework of the Italian National Plan for Scientific Degrees--Physics. The proposed experiment allows teachers to discuss renewable energy sources with students whose knowledge of physics is limited to mechanics. It gives students the possibility to gain experience with energy and to increase their awareness of this renewable energy source. (Contains 5 figures and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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