Build a wind turbine
How strong is the wind and how can we use the power of the wind? Read the story Elmer and the Wind and then see if you can build your own wind turbine, from a paper plate, to lift a model of Elmer the elephant. Can you change the turbine design to get it to work even better?
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Scarf Throwing and Plate Spinning
We can’t see the wind or air but try our scarf juggling (throwing and catching) activity – is it harder or easier than using balls and why? Another circus skill that can help us understand movement through the air and wind is using a spinning plate. Follow the guide to build your own spinning plate from a paper plate and use our tips to see if you can keep it spinning
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MEET OUR ENGINEER
Allison, Electrical Engineer
Allison Strachan is an Electrical Engineer – she is developing a method to manage the electricity supply network to cope with the addition of new technologies like electric cars and heat pumps.