Beth White Wins Innovation in Teaching Competition

Teacher Name

Beth White

School District

Atlanta Public Schools

School

Charles R. Drew Charter School Senior Academy

Priority Area

Applied Learning with a Focus on STEAM Education

Description of Project

This integrated STEAM unit challenges students to apply their knowledge of kinetic energy to create wind power. Students collaborate to master art, engineering, geometry, and physics standards by designing and building wind turbines capable of lighting light-emitting diodes (LEDs). During the project, the class is divided into groups, where each is responsible for designing a specific part of a kinetic sculpture. The unit culminates with the class presenting their final design to a real-world client.

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