Single SKU: 1823-12
10 Pack SKU: 1823-13
Create a turbine that will capture energy from the wind and convert it into electricity. Learn through inquiry and experimentation. Start by creating and testing an example. Then use what you learned, and lots of creativity, to turn the example wind turbine into your own unique design. It's going to be fantastic!
Found (recycling bin) materials are used to create the blades, and sometimes other parts of the turbine. Attach the blades to the included toothpicks and mount them to the turbine hub. The hub holds 1 to 6 turbine blades, and allows you to adjust their angles. Learn how the shape, number and angle of turbine blades affects electrical output of your wind turbine. You will have plenty of extra parts to try different designs.
Use a multimeter and alligator clip leads to measure the output of your wind turbine, and how different designs change the electrical output.
This activity is as much a favorite at kitchen tables as it is at elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, universities, scout troops, camps, 4-H groups, alike. It's a wonderful activity for parents, or grandparents, and teachers to work on with their kids.
Mini Wind Turbine Activity Document Downloads
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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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