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AP Environmental Science makes model windmills: Photo of the Day 12/20/17

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Karly Fink and her winning windmill.

Karly Fink and her winning windmill.

Bailey Davis

Bailey Davis

Karly Fink and her winning windmill.

by Renata Farrell, Reporter

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In Mr. Mark Sunkel’s AP Environmental Science class on December 20, students made model windmills that had to be able to lift a paperclip 100 centimeters off the ground. Currently the students are studying a unit about different types of energy. They are learning about solar, hydroelectric, nuclear, and wind energies.

Students in his class had to design a device that uses wind energy to lift as much mass as possible. To make this a controlled experiment, they used a hairdryer. The winning windmill could lift 200 grams. There was also a speed test. The fastest windmill to lift a paperclip 100 centimeters off the ground was in .53 seconds.

“I really enjoyed participating in this windmill project. It was a creative way to help us understand the science of wind energy and the activity in general was really fun,” said Karly Fink.

 

 

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Renata Farrell, Reporter

Renata Farrell (@ren2021farrell) is a first year journalism student and a member of the Class of 2021. She enjoys swimming and hopes to be on the tennis team this spring. Her favorite subjects are math and science. In the future, she wants to be a biomedical engineer. She spends her spare time hanging out with friends and family. In journalism this year, she wants to become a better writer and have fun meeting new people.

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Bailey Davis (@BaileyDTheLance) is a member of the Class of 2019 and a second year Journalism student. He enjoys running, playing basketball, and hanging out with his friends. He also likes to pencil sketch drawings of houses and structures because he hopes to one day become an architect. In Journalism this year, he is looking forward to using his skills and experiences to write great stories for The Lance.

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AP Environmental Science makes model windmills: Photo of the Day 12/20/17