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Age range: 11-14
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • D&T
  • Engineering

Light up the world

Designing and making a sustainably powered light

In this activity learners will use the theme of National Earth Day to design and make a wind powered reading light.  

Resources required:

  • Hi-bright light emitting diodes (LEDs).
  • Block connectors with two pin connections at either end, or solder and soldering equipment.
  • Insulation tape.
  • Red and black wires or crocodile clips.
  • A low power DC generator/motor (a motor working in reverse acts as a generator).
  • Pre-made or purchased turbine blades to attach to the generator.

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