Wind Farm

A wind turbine is essentially just a giant pinwheel, right? Individuals first create pinwheels from paper, pins, and pencils. In groups, they model a wind farm along a coast and then test out their designs using an electric fan.

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Instructional Ideas

  • If possible, take learners on a field trip to a wind farm
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be familiar with wind power
  • Activity requires a variety of materials, including a small electric fan
Pros

  • Contains very detailed instructions for the activity
  • Includes guiding questions for discussion
Cons

  • None