Saturday, February 12, 2011

Wind in Your Sails

We explored wind energy by creating our own sailboats since they are a common example of wind energy.  Students discovered which sail shapes makes the fastest boats.  Once that sailboats were built, we had races with each other to see which sails worked the best!


  1. What a great lesson. Your students look very engaged in the task. I love the rain gutters and fan. I'll have to use this idea in our Boats & Buoyancy Unit. I love your ideas and your blog.
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. just saw this on pinterest, and love love love it! did you just hot glue the straws to the milk cartons? would love to do this with my 8yr old this summer.

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