Recommended for Elementary through Middle School.
What would happen if you added more mass to your wind turbine blades? Would they generate more power or less?
In this experiment, you will explore the design variable "mass." You will explore the effect mass has on power output.
- Measure wind turbine power output with a Vernier Energy Sensor.
- Explore how blade mass affects the power output of a wind turbine.
Sensors and Equipment
This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.
You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?