Mini Wind Turbine Activity Documents
Mini Wind Turbine Document Downloads
Start with the Build Guide to craft an example Mini Wind Turbine or take advantage of our optional supplementary documents for deeper learning and understanding, both in and out of the classroom. A quick Classroom Overview document guides you through this STEM activity. Start the activity by building the example Mini Wind Turbine. Learn about the effects of blade angle and area by completing the optional Labs. Then, design and build your own unique Mini Wind Turbine to compete in a Design & Engineering Challenges.
Make It Your Own: The documents for this activity are available in PDF and Microsoft Word format.
If you wish to edit a document, simply download the Microsoft Word format.
This build guide has everything you need to construct an example Mini Wind Turbine, along with your own designs through the Engineering Process. Perfect for libraries, boy and girl scouts, science fairs, kitchen table, maker fairs and after school use.
What do you need to know about an engineering challenge? First… you are never done. Every design can be improved, so students should be working on improving their Mini Wind Turbine until the very last available second. Design, build, test and evolve different blade configurations during these engineering challenges. Experiment with things like blade shape, material and area.
Start by building the example Mini Wind Turbine. Then, learn about potential and kinetic energy and how blade pitch and area affect the Mini Wind Turbine by completing the optional Wind Turbine Labs.
Labs - PDF
Labs - Editable Word Document
Download the Classroom Overview
Brief classroom overview of the TeacherGeek Mini Wind Turbine activity, including procedure, concepts, vocabulary, background information, and supplementary resources.
Download the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook
Available at two different learning levels, the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook is designed to help students cycle through the Design & Engineering Process and help them innovate and invent new designs. Use an Engineering Notebook page for each iteration of design. It is recommended that extra pages are printed and on-hand during activities.
Other useful resources:
Types of Wind Turbines - PDF
Helpful handout to explain the different types of wind turbines.
Printable Protractor - PDF
Find the angle of your blade
Printable Ruler - PDF
See how your Mini Wind Turbine measures up
Mini Wind Turbine Videos
Science & Math Standards
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