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Inventing Air Machines

Students will be challenged to create turbine blades to turn wind energy into electric energy. They’ll design, build, test and modify their creations to determine the factors that affect the amount of energy generated by a turbine. Along the way, they’ll ponder what it takes to be an inventor and discover what engineers learn from failure.

Grade Levels

Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7

Curriculum Links

Science 4: Energy forms and devices
Science 5: Machines, power
Science 7: Electricity generation


  • English

Additional Information

15–30 students, 30 maximum