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The Power of Wind

The Power of Wind
Posted on 04/02/2018
WindSTEM Club students explored the power of wind to move objects – using popsicle sticks, tape, plastic straws, and card stock. They made boats: catamarans, Moana's canoe, and other boat-like vehicles. The kids explored the relationship between sail size, material and boat speed by changing their sails from printer paper to aluminum foil or plastic. They also learned about properly balancing their boats.
Students tested how far their boats would go by placing them in front of a fan. Some students created a wind-powered train that needs to move along two parallel string 'tracks' high off the ground without falling off. In the picture, Quinn is testing his design with Kjersti. Thank you to the parents of STEM Club!