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Catching the Wind: Designing Windmills


by Carissa Leventis-Cox

$25/student (plus materials for each student’s design), maximum 5 students.


We will be using the Museum of Science in Boston’s Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) curriculum for Grades 1 to 4 to foster engineering and technological literacy. Our students will learn problem solving, inquiry and innovation through:

  • a storybook of a child in a different country that introduces an engineering problem (includes a lesson in geography)
  • learning to solve a problem similar to that in the storybook
  • a hands-on engineering design challenge that requires science and math
  • create and improve on their designs.

This Fall, we will start with the unit called Catching the Wind: Designing Windmills. We will be studying science concepts related to air and weather. Students will learn how windmills work and design their own.

Homework will include fun projects.

IMPORTANT: there are prerequisites. Your child must have knowledge of Air and Weather. FOSS Connection: Air and Weather must be completed before the first day of class.


1 Comment

  1. Danielle Guyader says:

    Oooohhh!!! I’d love to do this for myself…!!! 🙂

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