Build a Wind Powered Turbine

Engineer a machine that converts wind power into mechanical energy

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Inspiration Video

Suggested Materials

  • cardboard tubes (toilet paper/paper towels)
  • straws
  • skewers
  • string
  • cardstock, cardboard or construction paper
  • tape
  • small cups
  • weights for testing (marbles or washers)
  • fan for testing

Difficulty Level


This design challenge requires simple motor skills, understanding of straightforward concepts, or common materials to build.