STEM Challenge Build a Windmill

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Description

It’s time for windy weather, kite flying, spring fever, and March Madness! Why not throw a little STEM Activity into the mix! This spectacular challenge features building a spinning windmill. Your students will love piecing this structure together and creating a way to make the blades turn.

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

What is the challenge?

  • Students will be using materials to design a windmill that has turning blades that are powered by the wind.
  • Students will decide what to use for the turning mechanism and ensure that it turns well.
  • They will also 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.

What is your prep?

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-card stock, construction paper, copy paper, and a fan.

The package specifically includes:

  • Cover
  • Teacher background
  • Materials and preparation page
  • 6 pages of teacher directions
  • Constraints list
  • 4 pages of photographs
  • Extra Information page about Windmills
  • Extra Hints page
  • Student lab sheet with sample answers
  • Scoring rubric
  • Terms of Use

Also, this challenge includes a file with forms in an editable format. 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:

Or you can purchase all three as part of money-saving bundles:

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