KidWind Basic Wind Experiment Kit

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.

  • 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

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)
  • Gear Set (8-, 16-, 32-, and 64-tooth gears) (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)
  • Gear Set (8-, 16-, 32-, and 64-tooth gears) (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.

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

User Manual: https://www.vernier.com/manuals/kw-bwx/

 

Weight 4.65 lbs
Dimensions 20.25 × 6.125 × 6.5 in
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