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Constructed of sturdy card-stock parts, this remodeled wind generator is easier to build than ever and requires no glue! This is an economical choice if you want everyone in the class to build and have one so students can see the power of the wind up close!
The kit comes with die-cut parts, adhesive dots, motor mount, and the Motor 500 with wires and a lightbulb. Requires a high-velocity fan (or wind) and scissors, sold separately.
Eco-Wind Generator II 10-Pack
This pack has enough materials for 10 students to each build and take home an Eco-Wind Gen II, an easily built student wind generator that uses wind to power a small lightbulb. Requires a fan (or wind), hobby knife, and scissors, sold separately.
Eco-Wind Generator II 30-Pack
Bring wind energy understanding to an entire class with this 30-pack of the Eco-Wind Gen II, an affordable model wind generator. Requires a fan (or wind), hobby knife, and scissors, sold separately.
Design and build a wind turbine that generates electricity. Start by experimenting and changing blade designs. Learn how the shape, pitch, and number of blades affect how much electricity it can generate. Grow your understanding through experimentation and the Mini Wind Turbine lab, and then create your own amazing and unique wind turbine design. How much electricity can you generate?
Found (recycling bin) materials can be used to create the blades and other parts of the turbine. Tape the blades to skewer sticks (included) and mount them to the turbine hub. The hub holds one to six turbine blades and enables you to adjust blade angles. This activity will blow you away!
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Experience the power of wind. Design and build a Wind Lift that can capture it. The Wind Lift uses energy from the wind to raise a bucket. Engineer one to lift a heavy load or raise the bucket with speed.
The Wind Lift makes learning about wind power, energy, mechanical advantage, torque, work, and other scientific concepts fun and understandable. Grow your understanding with the Wind Lift lab and through experimentation. Follow the engineering design process to create your own unique Wind Lift.
Use found (recycling bin) materials to create the Wind Lift blades. Attach the blades to sticks (included) and mount them to the turbine hub. The hub holds one to six turbine blades and enables you to adjust blade angles. Learn how the shape, number, and angle of turbine blades affects output of your Wind Lift. You will have plenty of extra parts to try different designs. This activity is a real pick-me-up.
The wind is all around us blowing us here or there as it sees fit. In order to give students a better understanding of measuring wind velocity, try out Pitsco’s Anemometer. Students create their own anemometer, use instruments to calibrate it, and then use a personalized anemometer for wind-related experiments.
Looking for something different with model solar cars – more than a build-and-run activity? Look no further than the Clearly Solar Car.
With this solar car, you can change the solar panel angle, try out different gear combinations, and switch the two solar panels from series to parallel circuit (or vice versa). These features enable students to test a variety of variables.
Kit requires assembly but can be reused as is or taken apart and reassembled by other classes. Assembly requires small and medium Phillips screwdrivers, small pliers, sandpaper, and transparent tape or cool-melt gun and glue.
Measuring 7-1/2" L x 3" W x 5" T, the car is made of clear acrylic, plastic gears, metal hardware, metal motor, and solar panels with wiring.
The need for alternative energies has never been more apparent than now. Get students thinking about energy concepts through this hands-on activity. The Getting Started Package has enough materials for 30 student wind generators, a WinDynamo III for teacher demonstrations or advanced student explorations, and the Eco-Wind Gen video.
Wind energy is a growing form of energy in our world. With the Eco-Wind Generator Maker Project, students learn about wind energy and can construct their very own wind generator. The project includes an Eco-Wind Generator II 30-Pack; Eco-Wind Gen video; and three 3-speed, high-velocity fans. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.
Bring home the impact that our energy consumption has on the world for your students. Combining this action pack with the National Instruments myDAQ provides real-world data about energy use with a simulated electric smart grid. Using what they learned, students design a solution to an energy challenge of your choice.
This pack provides the Pitsco myGrid miniSystem, NI LabVIEW™ Power & Energy software, detailed lesson plans with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Math Standards correlations, a small light source, and a Kill A Watt meter. An NI myDAQ is required per team, sold separately. Comes with PC-based installation DVD.
A single pack serves up to three students, a 10-pack up to 25 students, and a 25-pack up to 60 students.