I was at the seaside last week and these were on sale in many of the shops. They’re invariably made of plastic and I suspect many of them end up in bins within a couple of days. The much more environmentally friendly design shown in this video is really straightforward to make (although you might need to fiddle a bit with the drawing pin), and would be easy to modify to make something more permanent, say, for a garden decoration. Like many of the activities in the book, I’ve deliberately keep it simple because I want you experience the satisfaction of improving upon it for yourself.
EXTRAS: Here’s a great short video from National Geographic on how wind turbines work to generate electricity. Below is an infographic from turbinegenerator.org about the evolution of wind turbines:
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