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Wind Turbine

This wind turbine project is a great way to experiment with wind energy!

Wind turbine

Supplies:

Wind turbine supplies

Paper plate. scissors,  straw, 2 pieces wood pieces (or 2 dowels), each about 14″-16″ long,  skewers, pen, hot glue gun, push pin

Instructions:

Wind turbine

Step 1: Draw equidistant lines on the back of the paper plate. Start drawing them from the center point. Then cut each line towards the center of the plate leaving a section uncut in the center.  

Wind turbine

Step 2: (Adult helper) Drill about a 3/8″ hole in the center of one of the pieces of wood. (wood should be about 1″ wide by 12″ long).

Wind turbine

Step 3: Attach the straw through the hole in the wood and use hot glue to adhere.

Wind turbine

Step 4: Drill a hole into the end of the other piece of wood about the same size as the skewer stick. Insert the skewer into the hole and adhere with your hot glue gun.

Wind turbine

Step 5: Using a push pin or small nail, attach the wind turbine blades to the end of the piece of wood with the straw in it.

Wind turbine

Step 6: Connect your two pieces of wood by carefully slipping the straw over the skewer. Watch your turbine blow in the wind!

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