The 8th graders recently finished reading the book, Animal Farm for ELA. In the story, the animals built a windmill to provide power for their farm. As a final project, the 8th graders had to create a windmill. They could not spend more than $10 and had to use whatever was available to them from home. The windmills had to withstand a blow dryer on low and high heat and the air from an industrial fan on high and low settings. After the windmills were tested, the students could make modifications and have them retested. They had to present, share and complete a reflections journal about the construction, test results, and modifications. The most stable windmills were Robert's, Morgan's, Nathan's and Lincoln's. The photo collage was made by Robert Downey.
8th Grade Windmill Project