Museum of Science and Industry

Build a Wind Turbine

Step 1 of 7: Materials

Here's the Materials You'll Need:

Three PVC pipes, one about 30 cm long and the others at least 15 cm long
Three PVC T-joints
One PVC elbow joint
Wire (about two feet long)
Wire cutters
Hub (available from Kid Wind Project)
Wood dowels
Alligator clips
Hair dryer or fan
Materials for blades, such as balsa wood, aluminum foil, construction paper, popsicle sticks, etc.

Museum Hours
  • through December 20:
    Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Saturday-Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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    Feel the physics and consider the chemistry of natural phenomena like tornados and avalanches.


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