STEM Activity Challenge Build a Windmill

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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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STEM Challenge: It’s time for windy weather, kite flying, spring fever, and March Madness! Why not throw a little STEM into the mix!

Note: This challenge may be purchased as part of a money-saving bundle!

In this challenge students will be using materials to design a windmill that has turning blades that are powered by the wind. Students will be faced with deciding what to use for the turning mechanism and ensure that it turns well. They will also have to design the blades of the windmill to best catch the wind and turn smoothly. The design of the windmill tower itself comes into play as it must provide a stable platform on which to place the turning mechanism and blades.

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes:
• Cardboard tubes
• Craft sticks
• Masking tape
• Round objects that have center holes
• Straws
• Dowel sticks or wooden skewers
• Rubber bands
• Pipe cleaners
• Paper - cardstock, construction paper, copy paper
• Fan

The package specifically includes: cover, teacher background, materials and preparation page, 6 pages of teacher directions, a constraints list, 4 pages of photographs, extra Information page about Windmills, an extra Hints page, student lab sheet with sample answers, and the credits page. The page count listed for this package includes everything.

This challenge will need 1-2 class sessions (2 hours) to complete.

This challenge works perfectly with two other wind-powered challenges:
STEM Challenge Build a Wind-Powered Car
STEM Challenge Build a Wind-Powered Boat

Or you can purchase all three as part of a money-saving bundle:
STEM Challenge March Bundle with Wind Power


Save even more with a mega bundle of all the seasonal challenges:
STEM by the Month

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You might also like these STEM Challenges:

STEM Challenge Build a Bottle Car- featuring Newton’s 3rd Law
STEM Challenge Build an Egg Car- featuring Newton’s 2nd Law
STEM Challenge Build a Newton’s Cradle- featuring Newton’s 3rd Law


You might also be interested in my catalog: STEM and Science Posters Catalog
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