The Wind Power Challenge

Up it goes! Groups must design and build a windmill able to lift a weight. The packet includes discussion points to use prior to the build that cover topics such as variables, fairness, and the design process.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide instruction on how a windmill works
  • Research windmill designs
Classroom Considerations
  • Round up materials before the activity to ensure all groups have the same materials 
Pros
  • Provides little direction, encouraging pupils to get creative
  • Includes possible answers to discussion points
Cons
  • Gives limited background information for the teacher