Single SKU: 1823-12
10 Pack SKU: 1823-13
Design a turbine to harness the power of the wind and convert it into electricity. This STEM | STEAM | Maker project is truly green engineering. Start with your example build, testing through inquiry and experimentation. Then, iterate new designs and additions to transform the wind turbine into your own unique design.
Create the blades utilizing recycling bin materials. Adjust the angle, pitch and amount of blades to observe the electrical output of your wind turbine. We included plenty of extra components to try different designs.
Use a multimeter and alligator clip leads to measure the electrical output of your wind turbine.
This activity is a favorite for kitchen table innovation, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, universities, scout troops, camps, 4-H groups, and maker spaces. It's a wonderful activity for parents, grandparents or teachers to work on with their kids.
Mini Wind Turbine Activity Document Downloads
Get Started with the Build Guide
Race the Wind with the Engineering Challenge!
Other Useful Resources:
Mini Wind Turbine Videos
TeacherGeek Tools You'll Need
What tools will you need to do this activity?
Cutting a wooden dowel
Saw, Pruning Shears, Etc.
Tighten a screw
|Measure output voltage||
|Connecting the multimeter to the wind turbine||
Alligator Clip Leads
Make your Mini Wind Turbine even better by incorporating recycling bin material.
Mini Wind Turbine Components
What's in the Mini Wind Turbine Activity?
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|Mini Hub Assembly||10||1|
|Mini Motor Mounts||10||1|
|Mini Hub Screws||10||1|
This is an educational product and not a toy. It is intended for use by ages 9 and above with adult supervision.
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