Windmill Science Fair Project – Picoturbine Windmill

Would the Picoturbine Windmill Kit work good for a science fair project on how windmills work? And how long does it take to arrive? Jon

4 thoughts on “Windmill Science Fair Project – Picoturbine Windmill

  1. sunshine says:

    Jon, to answer your question, yes, the PicoTurbine Windmill makes a perfect kit for science fair projects because it comes with raw materials and you can design various, original projects. Here is one science fair projects with wind turbines for an abstract that a 12 year old student did for his science fair project.

    The kit is sent from New Jersey, so figure about 5 working days for delivery. In the meantime, when you purchase the kit, you receive free this Science Fair ebook –
    http://www.super-science-fair-projects.net/
    that will help your child to how to do all the preliminary sections of the 6-scientific method steps required before beginning his / her experiment.

    We would love for you to enter our science fair contest with your windmill.

  2. sunshine says:

    Here is another question about doing experiments with the PicoTurbine Windmill.

    This experiment is close to what we had envisioned. We want to test different shapes/sizes of windmill blades to see which produces the most electricity. The pico turbine is different from what we had envisioned in that the ‘sails’ are what catch the wind and turn the turbine. If we change the blade shapes to a rectangle, etc., how do we incorporate that
    into the pico turbine? Is there a way we can test blades that would represent somewhat of a traditional looking windmill?

    Thanks for your help.
    Charlie and Skylar

    Answer: You can test varuous blades with the pico turbine.

    I have not built the windmill, but when I investigated the various experiments that could be done, one of them is to change the size, shape and weight of the
    windmill blades.

    Did you look at https://www.super-science-fair-projects.com/energy-science-fair-projects.html ?
    And https://www.super-science-fair-projects.com/science-fair-projects-with-wind-turbines.html

    And did you do a search in google for
    experiments picoturbine windmill

    A science fair project is all about testing your hypothesis. You have nothing to loose. That was makes it so much fun. No judgment of right or wrong.

    Good luck, Madeline

  3. Mike says:

    The most effective pico turbine blade design we have used is a design I saw on another website. Instead of using paper to form the sails, we cut open a small water bottle and used the half-round portion of the water bottle to form the arc. It glued perfectly to the upper and lower blade supports that you cut out and glue to cardboard, as shown in the plans.

  4. sunshine says:

    I am sure it can be done. You would need to use two different windmills and place them in the exact same environment. One used horizontally and the other vertically.

    Learn all about the PicoTurbine Windmill here…

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