After reading about how wind turbines work to collect clean energy, groups brainstorm and design their own windmill. Within the provided financial and physical constraints, groups must build a working windmill using only the materials provided. When finished, the windmills are tested to see if they hold up to the standards, then each young engineer answers some reflection questions.
- Real-world engineering challenges make learning more relevant
- Adaptable for many different age groups
- Encourages positive interactions between group members
- Requires a large variety of materials