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The Wind Turbine

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Emilie, Kyton, Camden, Halee, Justen, Mikaela, Sydney, Mathew

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The Wind Turbine

By Dylan Hackbarth, 4th grader

The fourth graders at Happy Elementary School built wind turbines to demonstrate how energy can be transformed and changed.  My dad helped me build a wind turbine.  I told my dad at night so we used items we had in our home.  We used a soda bottle, a stick, paper towel rolls, and Styrofoam cups.  We also used a razor blade and a drill.  We took the bottle cap off of the soda bottle and drilled a hole through it, I screwed it back onto the bottle.  Next we put the stick through the cap.  After using the razor blade to cut slits in the Styrofoam cups, we cut slits in the flattened paper towel rolls so they would stay on the stick.  The we put the cups on the paper towel rolls so they faced out, we needed them to catch the wind.  When the wind hit the cups, the cups caused the paper towel rolls to turn on the stick, it worked!

I enjoyed the project and learning that wind produces electricity through wind turbines.

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