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 the wind turbine 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!
What else will you need for this activity?
- Materials for blades (cereal boxes, chipboard, recyclables), tape, scissors
- Optional: TeacherGeek Tool Set – This can be reused and shared by students.