How Do I Build A Windmill Science Project?


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Joe McHugh Profile
Joe McHugh answered
The best way to construct a windmill for a school project is to purchase one in kit form. Various outlets will allow you to buy the kit and provide instructions on how to build it to achieve the best possible result.

  • Blades

Key to the working of a windmill is the blades. The blades provide the whole reasoning for the windmill and have to be constructed perfectly in order to trap the wind and convert it into power. The blades are the most obvious and eye catching part of a windmill, if they aren't angled correctly the whole purpose of the windmill is lost.

  • Construction

Having an understanding of the mechanics of a windmill does assist in its construction, although it is not essential. With the kit consisting of several elements it is important to realize that it must be constructed in order, despite the temptation to get started with the biggest and most eye-catching parts to shortcut your way through construction.

  • General

Each part of the windmill has to be properly joined in order for it to function to it's full potential. The whole purpose of the windmill is to capture the energy of the wind, store it and convert it into power that can be reused. By constructing the windmill to order you will leave nothing to chance and ensure the maximum results and performance.

  • Testing

Once you have put the windmill together it is advisable to give it a trial run to ensure that all of the parts are in good working order and connecting properly. Test it out in a gentle wind to check that everything is working properly, if there are any problems double check with the instructions that everything is properly placed. Once you are satisfied that everything is working well you will be able to present it as your school project.
Michael Reese Profile
Michael Reese answered
Buy a little one
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I need to build a windmill that moves water and this project has to be done for my child in 1 hr
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Look in your science book   (back of book)
Mr. Adamo Profile
Mr. Adamo answered
There may be something for you at the following website, type all one word: "Kits"

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