STEM Challenge Build a Windmill

Format
Zip (4 MB|24 pages)
$3.25
Digital Download
Share this resource
More products from Teachers Are Terrific
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
$3.25
Digital Download

Also included in

  1. Perfect for Back to School Time! This is a fabulous collection of kid-tested STEM Challenges appropriate for 5th-grade students. It includes 20 best-selling STEM Challenges and a Bonus Project.Note: Each of the challenges is available individually and in other money-saving bundles.The challenges cho
    $49.50
    $64.75
    Save $15.25
  2. Here’s a set of three STEM challenges that all involve using wind power to propel something. Students will be building a wind-powered boat, a wind-powered car, and a windmill! It’s all part of a seasonal package celebrating the windy month of March! All of these challenges can be used at any time o
    $7.75
    $9.75
    Save $2.00
  3. Perfect STEM Challenges for each month of the school year! This is it! Are you ready for a money-saving way to have three challenges for each month? This fabulous bundle has you covered. This is all you will need for getting started in STEM - with exciting, engaging lessons that kids absolutely love
    $65.00
    $97.50
    Save $32.50

Description

It’s time for windy weather, kite flying, spring fever, and March Madness! Why not throw a little STEM Challenge 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?

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.

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:

*****************************************************************************

You might also like these STEM Challenges:

*****************************************************************************

Be the first to know about my new discounts, freebies, and product launches:

Click here to follow my store. It’s that easy to receive email updates about Teachers Are Terrific!

Keep in Touch!

Blog

Instagram

Pinterest

Facebook

Thank you so much,

Teachers Really are Terrific!

Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.

Reviews

Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up