KidWind Basic Wind Experiment Kit

KidWind Basic Wind Experiment Kit

KidWind Basic Wind Experiment Kit

$124.00$309.00

This popular kit allows young scientists to test a variety of blade designs, generate electricity, and lift weights.

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Explore wind energy affordably and easily. This kit, one of our most popular, allows young scientists to test a variety of blade designs, generate electricity (0.5 –3 V range), and lift weights. The Basic Wind Experiment Kit has all the materials you need to get started understanding wind power. Great for classrooms, as well as individual science fair projects.

Classroom Pack

The classroom pack includes materials for eight groups of 2 to 4 students each. Each group independently assembles hubs and blade sets. To evaluate designs, students use one of three teacher-built “test stations” that include a tower, base, and generator.

Specifications

  • Height: 24 in
  • Maximum blade diameter: 36 in (27 in with provided materials)
  • Maximum number of blades: 12
  • Expected power output: 0–1 watts
  • Table or floor space needed: 18 in diameter circle

View the KidWind Basic Wind Experiment Kit user manual

What's Included

Basic Wind Experiment Kit

  • Wind Turbine Generator with Wires (1)
  • Nacelle Body Half (2)
  • Motor Mount Pack (1)
  • 8″ Hex Shaft with Hub Quick Connect (1)
  • Wind Turbine Hub (1)
  • Power Output Board (1)
  • Tower Base Leg (3)
  • Tower Base Locking Ring (1)
  • Tower Base Hub (1)
  • Plastic Weightlifter Bucket (1)
  • Blade Pitch Protractor (1)
  • Hex Lock (3)
  • Spool (1)
  • 8-tooth Gear (1)
  • 32-tooth Gear (1)
  • 20″ Tower (1)
  • 1/2″ Washer (25)
  • Dowels* (25)
  • Power Output Pack* (1)
  • 3″ x 12″ x 3/32″ Balsa Wood Sheet* (5)
  • 3″ x 12″ Chipboard Blade Sheet* (10)
  • 4′ String* (4)

Classroom Pack

  • Wind Turbine Generator with Wires (3)
  • Nacelle Body Half (6)
  • Motor Mount Pack (3)
  • 8″ Hex Shaft with Hub Quick Connect (3)
  • Wind Turbine Hub (8)
  • Power Output Board (1)
  • Tower Base Leg (9)
  • Tower Base Locking Ring (3)
  • Tower Base Hub (3)
  • Plastic Weightlifter Bucket (3)
  • Blade Pitch Protractor (3)
  • Hex Lock (9)
  • Spool (3)
  • 8-tooth Gear (3)
  • 32-tooth Gear (3)
  • 20″ Tower (3)
  • 1/2″ Washer (75)
  • Dowels* (150)
  • Power Output Pack* (3)
  • 3″ x 12″ x 3/32″ Balsa Wood Sheet* (25)
  • 3″ x 12″ Chipboard Blade Sheet* (50)
  • 4′ String* (4)
  • 8 1/2″ x 11″ Chipboard Sheet* (25)

* This part is a consumable and is excluded from the warranty.

Note: The Basic Wind Experiment Kit and Classroom Pack does not include experiment instructions, basic tools (glue, scissors, screwdriver, etc.) or a multimeter. You can measure current and voltage from the turbines using a Vernier Energy Sensor, a load such as the Vernier Variable Load or Resistor Board, and an interface.

Accessories

AccessoryOrder CodePriceQuantity
Go Direct® Energy SensorGDX-NRG$89.00
Vernier Energy SensorVES-BTA$88.00
Vernier Resistor BoardVES-RB$18.00
Vernier Variable LoadVES-VL$64.00

Activities and Concepts

Activities

  • Design and compare turbine blades
  • Generate electricity
  • Measure power output
  • Lift weights
  • Light LEDs
  • Charge capacitors
  • Compare airfoils and flat blades

Concepts

  • Understanding clean energy
  • Exploring energy transformations
  • Exploring the relationship between energy and forces
  • Developing and using physical models
  • Understanding differences between energy and power
  • Collecting data with advanced tools
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Using mathematics to explain and understand data
  • Designing controlled experiments
  • Optimizing designs

Lessons, Tips, and Challenges

Download lessons, learn tips for building turbines, and check out the KidWind Challenges.

Go to KidWind.org

Support

Resources

Warranty

5-year limited warranty (1 year on generator, consumables excluded)

Replacement Parts

Contact Us

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

* AP and Advanced Placement Program are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product.

** The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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