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Wind Turbine Science Kit

Item# KT-WINTURB

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Build your own wind turbine and experiment with wind power.
Ages 12+
Pictured propeller requires assembly.

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Wind Turbine Science Kit

Item# KT-WINTURB

Build your own wind turbine with the items in this kit! This DIY Wind Turbine Science Kit includes instructions for seven experiments and an explanation of wind turbine science. Construct different blades using the included styrofoam trays and blade pattern templates. For further investigation, design and create your own blades using different materials!

Find out about the power of the wind by building your own wind turbine! Learn about renewable energy, motors and generators, and electrical circuits in a fun, hands-on way. Watch a motor spin or an LED light up with the wind's power, see how a super capacitor can store energy from the wind like a battery, and design and test your own wind turbine blades using the materials in this kit.

Note: This kit is best used indoors, using a fan to simulate wind. You will need a standing or box fan that has multiple power settings. The pictured wind turbine requires assembly and was constructed using the components in this kit.

The materials in this wind turbine kit provide an opportunity for design, testing, and analysis. For example, the digital multimeter allows you to measure the voltage and amperage and calculate the power output of each wind turbine blade design. A second motor, a super capacity, and three LED lamps provide for extended experimentation with series and parallel electrical circuits and power storage.

Want to use this kit for a science fair project? See our experiment ideas below to get you started.

Science Fair Project Ideas:

  • How much wind energy can you store using the capacitor included in the kit? Measure the volts and amps using the multimeter.
  • Test how much power your turbine can produce while outside on a windy day. Is it enough to light up an LED?
  • Try an renewable energy project by connecting a solar cell in series or parallel circuit with the wind turbine. How much power can be produced?

Wind Turbine Science Kit

  • Wind turbine frame (stands approximately 14" tall), made of wooden base and PVC pipe
  • Digital multimeter (to test voltage and amperage)
  • 2 DC (direct current) electric motors/generators
  • 2 plastic propellers—push a propeller onto the top of each motor
  • 4 wire leads with alligator clips
  • Super capacitor (to store electrical energy)
  • 3 LEDs (light-emitting diodes): red, green, and yellow
  • 2 styrofoam trays (to make turbine blades)
  • 4 blade pattern templates
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THIS IS A RIP OFF DO NOT BUY WASTE OF MONEY Review by
I BOUGHT THIS TURBINE THIS PAST SUNDAY AT 5:47 PM SUNDAY NIGHT. MY PACKAGE JUST CAME IN TODAY AND IT DIDNT SHOW ME ANYTHING HOW TO SETUP AT ALL! THE BLADES FOR THE TURBINE IS A JOKE THE PICTURE YOU SEE ISNT REAL! THE BLADE ARE JUST TO TINY TO GET ANYMOVEMENT. IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT BUYING THIS WIND TURBINE FOR A SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT THEN SAVE YOUR MONEY BECAUSE THIS WIND TURBINE IS A JOKE. THE RATING I PUT SHOULD NOT B THAT IT SHOULD BE A - RATING OF 5 STARS. SO IF U R THINKING ABOUT BUYING THIS THEN DO NOT BUY BECAUSE IT WAS A WASTE OF MY OWN MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!! [HST adds: Please note that the image depicts a wind turbine that's been built and assembled using the instructions and components in provided in this kit.]
Wind Turbine Review by
Motor would not produce enough power to light the bulb unless we held it super close to the fan. The wood base split in half when we inserted the PVC pipe. We hardly put any pressure on it at all and it just broke in half. The instructions on how to assemble were not always clear and the styrofoam for the blades was constantly breaking. We got the job done, but parts were really cheap.
Great Kit! Review by
I bought 9 of these kits for use in my 8th grade science classes. The students loved them! There are so many ways to experiment--trying to get the bulbs to light, putting the generators (motors) in series or running them parallel, making blades that require less wind (they still spin and generate electricity when far away from the fan), or trying to make blades that spin faster than the provided plastic ones. A few plastic propellers broke after numerous uses due to enthusiastic students pulling them on and off to try their home-made blades, but I was able to easily replace them since they are sold separately as well. I am buying another kit for my son to use at home!
Good scinece fair project Review by
It was a good project for my scince fair. Works great but really does not tell the correct voltage.Overall good kit.
does not put off electricity Review by
This kit is a good product but the motor does not give off any electricity until you get a fan that could blow it over and you like have too hold the motor in place to even try to make it work.

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