Structures: Constructing a Windmill

Year 1 designed and made their own windmills.

The objectives covered were to:

  • Follow design criteria to meet the needs of a user.
  • Make a stable structure.
  • Make functioning sails/blades that attach to the supporting structure.
  • Improve their windmill.

The children first investigated windmills to look at different designs and structures.

They then used this knowledge to design their own.

The children then made their windmills.

Here are some of the finished windmills!