Integrate STEM in your classroom!
Get your students pumped up for spring and STEM! Design an amazing windmill with rotating blades! Excellent for Earth Day or for introducing students to Green Energy.
Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas for creating a windmill. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.
This activity is an excellent STEM center or as a whole classroom experience. It aligns with the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).
-Student Planning Pages
-Student Reflection Page
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NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS
K-2-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a
situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can
be solved through the development of a new or improved object or
K-2-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how
the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given
3-5-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Generate and compare multiple solutions to a problem based on
how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the
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