All the vertical axis wind turbine science fair projects kits allow you to build a generator that runs off of a magnetic induction using 4 pre-wound coils and 4 magnets rather than a snap and plug. You can customize the windmill by changing the generator or making your own blades.
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With the vertical axis wind turbine science fair projects kits you can do the following:
Using a simple picture wire you can show how wind power can produce heat. We think of wind as cold. But when the mechanical energy of wind is turned into electricity it easily produces heat.
Divide your class into groups. (After all, scientists work in groups.) Each group change one variable. Ask each group to present their project to the class and see which variable is more productive.
Questions to ask yourself
For High School Thru College
Which produces more energy... a wind turbine or a hybrid (wind/solar)?
Tip: You can use a hair blow dryer to produce the "wind."