Get pumped about environmental engineering with this engaging Wind Pump STEM activity. Students will watch as their wind-driven turbines power the geared transmission operating a hydraulic pump, moving water from one level to another. This physical, interactive activity combines scientific concepts of work, fluid mechanics, simple machines, and aerodynamics with an environmental engineering edge. Explore alternative energy methods through the engineering design process, as blade materials, angle, and pitch are adjusted and redesigned. A Wind Turbine Stand is necessary for this project, sold separately.
What else will you need for this activity?
- TeacherGeek Tool Set (43019) – This can be reused and shared by students.
- TeacherGeek Wind Turbine Stand (44336)