Windspinner Flower Windmill
Eye-catching giant flower windmill. Made of light weight fabric in bold colours, it comes with an outer and inner petal layer and handle. The outer petal diameter measures an impressive 39cm - no shrinking violet! It spins easily and vibrantly in the wind. Lovely in a childrens garden or use it in the primary classroom as a moving example of wind energy at work.
What you get
Rainbow Flower Windmill (diameter 39cm) in a plastic bag. Requires very minimal assembly no tools necessary.
How does it work?
Wind (or moving air) is the energy that gets this windmill spinning.
We have used similar windmills in the primary classroom to engage students during science incursions on energy. Teachers, start by asking: what energy can we use to get this windmill spinning? Students might name muscle or wind energy. Continue: is the wind applying a pushing or pulling force to generate movement? Wind is one type of energy, how many other types of energy can you name (electrical, magnetic, sound, light, gravity, muscle etc.). What does energy do? Simply, it get things moving or going, or growing whenever there is movement energy is involved.
Perhaps have your students make basic windmills of there own using folded square paper, straws as the handle and pins and blue tak to hold them together.
- All about energy: what does it do, the different types of energy.
- Wind as a clean, green and renewable energy source.
- Wind turbines as an environmentally friendly alternative to generating electricity. Compare them to the traditional burning of fossil fuels to produce electricity.
- Force and movement.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.