Title: Wind power systems laboratory activity for junior high school students

Authors: Wen-Jye Shyr

Addresses: Department of Industrial Education and Technology, National Changhua University of Education, No. 1, Jin-De Road, Changhua 500, Taiwan

Abstract: This article presents a wind power system laboratory activity and an outline for evaluating student performance. The current work designs and implements the laboratory to assist teachers in achieving the teaching objective of this activity. The laboratory teaching activities introduce energy sources, wind energy technology, electricity storage, wind power system testing and activity evaluation. The wind power system testing activity includes eight topics: setting up the experimental module, operating instruments, wind velocity measure activity, rotor diameter activity, wind speed activity, blade angle activity, blade number activity and data summary. The laboratory activity was first offered in 2007 at Taiwan junior high school. This laboratory activity proved effective for introducing students to wind energy technology via activity evaluation.

Keywords: wind power; laboratory activities; engineering education; wind energy; renewable energy; junior high schools; student performance; peformance evaluation; energy sources; electricity storage; secondary education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2010.037788

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2010 Vol.20 No.6, pp.483 - 494

Accepted: 25 Jul 2009
Published online: 30 Dec 2010 *

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