Serves 15-45 students (15 Windmills). Recommended age range between 6-12th grade. Approximately 2 class periods required.

Use common household materials to build a windmill. Explore the engineering behind blade design and windmill construction and participate in the MacGyver Windmill Challenge.

Activity Guide


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  • Index cards
  • Skewers
  • String
  • Plastic cups
  • Foam cylinders
  • T-pins
  • Washers
  • Straws
  • Cardboard pipes
  • Spools
  • Corks