Working with Wind Energy

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.

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Pros

  • Real-world engineering challenges make learning more relevant
  • Adaptable for many different age groups
  • Encourages positive interactions between group members
Cons

  • Requires a large variety of materials