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KidWind Advanced Blade Design Kit

Order code: KWA0047 Discontinued. Only 5 kits left.
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Scientrific's price  $58.80    
Educational price  $55.20    
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Blade design and engineering are among the more complicated and important aspects of current wind turbine technology. Engineers strive to design blades that extract as much energy from the wind as possible in a variety of wind speeds while remaining durable, quiet and affordable. This engineering process requires a great deal of scientific experimentation, modeling and testing.

This kit enables experiments dealing with advanced concepts in wind turbine blade design, including lift, drag, torque, airfoil shapes and twisted-pitch blades. Test your engineering prowess with this advanced blade design kit.

With this kit, you can:
• Design and test advanced wind turbine blades
• Experiment with number of blades
• Experiment with size and shape of blades
• Experiment with angle of blades

• Understanding differences between energy and power
• Exploring concepts of lift, drag and torque
• Understanding angles
• Developing and using physical models
• Understanding the relationship between forces and motion
• Understanding the relationship between energy and forces
• Understanding clean energy
• Exploring energy transformations
• Analysing and interpreting data
• Optimising designs
• Designing controlled experiments

Download these FREE lessons for use with this kit:
WindWise Lesson: How Does a Windmill Work? Download PDF
WindWise Lesson: Which Blades Are Best? Download PDF
WindWise Lesson: How Can I Design Better Blades? Download PDF
Quick Lesson: Wind Turbine Blade Design Download PDF

Documents included:
Instruction Manual Download PDF

Materials included:
Airfoil balsa blade sheets (two sizes)
Balsa wood blocks for carving your own shapes
Cardboard sheets
Blade Pitch Protractor

• Airfoil 1 : 300 x 75 x 6.4mm
• Airfoil 2 : 300 x 75 x 4.8mm
• Cardboard : 215 x 280mm

Q How do I attach my blades to the dowels?
A We recommend hot glue (glue gun). Other types of glue or duct tape may also work.

Q What is the best way to cut balsa wood?
A The balsa tends to split and break if you use scissors. Hobby knives work well. Be very careful using a hobby knife because they are sharp and it is easy to cut yourself. We recommend adult supervision.

Last edited 26th Mar 2019

This product is used in teaching these Australian Curriculum codes:
ACSSU190 - Physical Sciences - Energy Conservation - Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations
ACSSU229 - Physical Sciences - Forces and Motion - The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics
ACSSU219 - Physical Sciences - Alternative Energies - Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity
ACSSU117 - Physical Sciences - Forces and Machines - Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces, including Earth’s gravitational attraction, acting on the object
ACSSU155 - Physical Sciences - Energy Forms - Energy appears in different forms, including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and energy transformations and transfers cause change within systems
ACSSU182 - Physical Sciences - Energy Transfer - Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and particle models
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