Students will enjoy working in small groups to develop a working screw pump that demonstrates how water is pumped to the surface with windmills. They will also enjoy learning the history of why windmills are used to pump water and provide energy.
Solar Power-Windmills is two lessons. Lesson 1, discusses the engineering and history of windmills in Europe. This lesson also includes the directions for making a small scale Archimedes screw pump. Lesson 2 is a windmill art project that includes step-by- step instructions to complete a picture made out of colored construction paper.