This is a fabulous project from a project-based learning school used in our 9th grade Physics class, but adaptable for middle school science classes as well. As our first 6-week project, we learned about controlled experiments and renewable energy transfers using wind turbines. This is an excellent way to incorporate the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices (the project was showcased at a NSTA conference). Students designed their own wooden blades which were then laser-cut and assembled on wind turbine base (KidWind Advanced Experiment Kit). Included: Specific and helpful checklists for the final lab report deliverable, project overview, rubrics for expert judges, and team powerpoint presentation templates.