Wind Lift Activity Documents

Wind Lift Activity Documents

Wind Lift Document Downloads

Start with the Build Guide to craft an example Wind Lift or take advantage of our optional supplementary documents for deeper learning and understanding, both in and out of the classroom. Start the activity by building the example Wind Lift. Learn about the effects of blade angle and area by completing the optional Labs. Then, design and build your own unique Wind Lift to compete in 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.

Out of the Classroom

This build guide has everything you need to construct an example Wind Lift, along with your own designs through the Engineering Process. Perfect for libraries, boy and girl scouts, science fairs, kitchen table, maker's fairs and after school use.

Looking for something with a little more classroom clout?
Check out the "In the Classroom" section below for classroom-ready document downloads.

Download the Out of the Classroom Build Guide


Build Guide
Build Guide - Editable Word Document 

In the Classroom

For classroom use, download the documents below. Use the Classroom Overview for procedure and standards organization, and utilize the optional Labs and Challenges to further enrich the learning process.

Looking to just build and go?
Check out the "Out of the Classroom" section above to get started.


Download the Classroom Overview

Brief classroom overview of the TeacherGeek Wind Lift activity, including procedure, concepts, vocabulary, background information, and supplementary resources.

Classroom Overview - PDF
Classroom Overiew - Editable Word Document




Download the Build Guide & Labs

Start by building the example Wind Lift. Then, learn about potential and kinetic energy and how blade pitch and area affect the Wind Lift by completing the optional Wind Lift Labs.

Wind Lift Build Guide - PDF
Wind Lift Build Guide - Editable Word Document

Labs - PDF
Labs - Editable Word Document





Wind Lift Challenge PDF download

Download the Engineering Challenges

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 Wind Lift 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.

Wind Lift Engineering Challenges - PDF
Wind Lift Engineering Challenges - Editable Word Document


Electromagnet For Fun Build Guide

Download the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook

Available at two different learning levels, the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook is designed to help students cycle thru 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.

Simple Engineering Notebook - PDF
Engineering Notebook - PDF

Example Wind Lift Engineering Notebook
Example Wind Lift Engineering Notebook Pages


Other Useful Resource

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



Wind Lift Video

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On the Web...

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Science & Math Standards

TeacherGeek products fit proposals, grants or lesson plans with ease! Explore more resources below:

Next Generation Science Standards
NGSS Standards Download - PDF
NGSS Standards Spreadsheet - Editable /Searchable Excel Sheet

International Technology & Engineering Educators' Association Standards
ITEEA Standards Download - PDF
ITEEA Standards Spreadsheet - Editable/Searchable Excel Sheet

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