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Windmill Cars Salford Physics Outreach

Windmill Cars

Activity Coordinators:

Richard Pilkington Jay Smith Helen Brown

Activity Type: Hands-on Activity
Max No. of Participants: 20
Typical On-site Location: Main Physics Teaching Lab (Newton 171)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Year Group: 10 to 12

Activity Description

Windmills can be used to generate electricity, drive water pumps, and make flour, but could they be used to power a car? This is a hands-on practical activity that involves understanding how to design novel ways of harnessing alternative energy sources. The activity promotes team building and the application of scientific problem solving skills.

For more information, or to enquire about visiting the Joule Physics Laboratory at Salford University, please see our Outreach Contact Information.


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