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Engineer a Windmill
Gather Your Materials
Create a Prototype
What materials did you use to create your windmill and how did you construct it?
Upload a labeled drawing or photo of your windmill OR answer the question below.
What does your windmill look like? What parts did you include?
Test It & Re-Design
1) Bring your windmill prototype outside or create some man-made wind and observe how well your windmill moves.
2) Re-design your windmill to spin faster.
What were some challenges you had designing your windmill the first time? How well did it work?
What did you change about your windmill?
How well did your new windmill work compared to your first one?
Real Life Connection
What are real windmills used for? How do you think they work?
Have you ever seen a windmill? If so, where?
How was your design similar to a real-life windmill?