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Monday, July 25 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Windmills and Waterwheels (Gr. K-6)

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Discover a way to engage students in renewable energy. We will engage in a PBL activity that incorporates critical thinking skills. Create a blueprint, build your product, test the product, and revise your product to increase the energy produced. The windmill blades built will be tested using a voltmeter to determine the energy output in accordance with the blade design. There will be a water wheel project introduced to accommodate K-6, but not thoroughly studied. The waterwheel project is a fun way to tie two renewable sources together.

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Karen Pollari

Teacher, Sidney School District
Karen Pollari graduated Carroll College with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.  After teaching for a few years, her passion for literacy drove her to a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Library Media Science.  She... Read More →

Monday July 25, 2022 3:45pm - 5:00pm MDT
SUB Ballroom B