Electricity that’s eco-friendly? Yep, that’s right! Wind energy is the way forward in most countries these days. We see a surge in the number of places that are utilising wind power to generate electricity making it a lot more friendly choice (to the environment) than our conventional source. With no pollution or greenhouse gas emissions, wind turbines can be very efficient when properly located to harness the large amounts of energy provided. You could teach your child all these benefits while you make a simple windmill by reusing paper cups and paper. Let’s begin with this world environment day wind turbine activity!
Here are the benefits of windmills:
- Renewable source of energy
- No air or water pollution
- No greenhouse gas emission
- Low usage of land
- Does not cause depletion of natural resources (since wind is found everywhere!)
Parental Involvement: High
Duration: 20 minutes
Skills Acquired: Cognitive, Discovery, Curiosity
- Paper cups – 5
- Cardboard box lid
- White paper
- Board pin
- A pair of scissors
Instructions for World Environment Day Wind Turbine Activity:
- Colour 2 paper cups blue and 3 white
- Pile and stick them to form the tower.
- Make a paper pinwheel and attach it onto the topmost paper cup using a board pin.
- Fill the cardboard box lid with sand and place the windmill on it.
- Take it to your terrace and watch the pinwheel rotate because of the wind!
Wasn’t that engaging?
In case you live near a wind energy farm, take a trip with your child! Talk to your child about the benefits of solar power and wind energy.
Make your child develop the habit of switching off lights and fans when he/she leaves a rooms and even unplugging small machines when not in use. This saves a lot of energy! We need to do our bit to save the little resources that we have, don’t we?
90% of a child’s permanent foundation for brain development occurs in the early years according to Rauch Foundation. An overuse of gadgets can only stunt this growth and cause a negative impact on the child’s overall development.
If your child is spending more time swiping and scrolling, instead of interaction with the real world, you need to act before it’s too late.
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