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KidWind Mini Wind Turbine

Order code: KW-MWT
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Scientrific's price  $119.00    
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Demonstrate the power of the wind with an affordable and rugged wind turbine. This is an easy-to-build turbine that will light an LED bulb and play a tune. The highly efficient blades will produce plenty of power in a slight breeze.

With the MINI Turbine, you can:
• Generate electricity
• Light LEDs
• Play a song
• Measure the effects of windspeed
• Measure turbine shading

• Understanding clean energy
• Exploring energy transformations
• Understanding the relationship between energy and forces

Download these FREE lessons for use with this kit: View >>>>
WindWise Lesson: Which Blades Are Best? Download PDF
WindWise Lesson: How Can I Design Better Blades? Download PDF

Quick Lesson: Wind Turbine Blade Design Download PDF

• Height: 30cm
• Max blade diameter: 20cm
• Expected power output: 0-1 Watts
• Table/floor space needed: 15cm diameter circle
• Generator used in the nacelle: KWH0002 Wind Turbine Generator: View >>>>
• Overall height 35cm

Materials included:
- Complete nacelle already assembled with an LED!
- Aluminum tower
- Handmade wooden base
- Custom designed blades

Power measurement:
- Sound & Light Board KW-SLB

Q What are the blades made out of?
A The blades are made out of recycled plastic bottles. They are very efficient and don't require much breeze to light an LED.

Q What does the small board with the LEDs do?
A The Sound & Light Board demonstrates that the energy of the wind can be transformed into electrical energy, light and sound. When powered by the MINI turbine one of the LED lights will blink and the other one will stay lit. Additionally, a small sound chip in the board will play a tune.

Q Why would I want to make a wind farm of MINI Turbines?
A Creating a wind farm will allow you to explore series and parallel circuits. If you think of the turbines like batteries, you can wire them one way to increase voltage or wire them the opposite way to increase current. You can also see what happens when turbines shade each other and how downwind turbines are affected.

Q Will the MINI Wind Turbine run the Water Pump?
A Yes, if you configure a wind farm properly you can run the KWH0014-C Mini Water Pump with Cylinder: View >>>>

Q Will the MINI work outdoors?
A Yes.

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Educational use only:
Vernier and Kidwind products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical or commercial applications. Details

Last edited 13th Mar 2020

This product is used in teaching these Australian Curriculum codes:
ACSPH044 - Thermal nuclear and electrical physics - Electrical circuits - Circuit analysis and design involve calculation of the potential difference across, the current in, and the power supplied to, components in series, parallel and series/parallel circuits
ACSPH041 - Thermal nuclear and electrical physics - Electrical circuits - Energy is required to separate positive and negative charge carriers; charge separation produces an electrical potential difference that can be used to drive current in circuits
ACSPH042 - Thermal nuclear and electrical physics - Electrical circuits - Power is the rate at which energy is transformed by a circuit component; power enables quantitative analysis of energy transformations in the circuit
ACSPH043 - Thermal nuclear and electrical physics - Electrical circuits - Resistance for ohmic and non­ohmic components is defined as the ratio of potential difference across the component to the current in the component
ACSPH040 - Thermal nuclear and electrical physics - Electrical circuits - The energy available to charges moving in an electrical circuit is measured using electric potential difference, which is defined as the change in potential energy per unit charge between two defined points in the circuit
ACSSU219 - Physical Sciences - Alternative Energies - Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity
ACSSU097 - Physical Sciences - Electrical Circuits - Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources
ACSSU155 - Physical Sciences - Energy Forms - Energy appears in different forms, including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and energy transformations and transfers cause change within systems
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