Make Your Own Wind Turbine - Science Fair Project

Middle School Engineering and Wind Energy Science Fair Project Idea
© Hans Hillewaert / CC-BY-SA-3.0

For those students interested in engineering and environmental science, this wind turbine project from Yvon, contributor at Instructables, is sure to inspire some great project ideas!

Using the tutorial as a guide for creating miniature turbine models, students might explore how various design components effect voltage/electrical output.

For example;

  • Turbine size
  • Blade size/shape
  • Number of blades

Additionally, students might measure how wind speed, turbine location, etc. might effect the performance of the turbine!

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