Use this enhanced pinwheel to measure the mechanical energy that can be obtained from moving air. Make the pinwheel spin by holding the device while walking or by using the "wind" from a fan. Take data - including measuring how much time is required for the device to lift a set weight a fixed distance.
Curriculum topics: Wind, Energy Conservation, Alternative Energy, Investigations
Kit includes: Idea Sheet, 10 pinwheel, 10 foam block, 10 wooden dowel, 20 straw setions, 10 paper fastener, 10 pieces of string, silicon tubing pieces, binder clips
Number served: 10
Recommended for ages 8 and up.
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