W is for Windmill. Using four isosceles triangles and a large rectangle, a windmill can be constructed. For building children’s understanding of windmills, I show them a video from Rick Steves, America’s favorite tour guide:
I also have a song I sing, while the children rotate their arms like the blades of a windmill:
“Blow wind, blow
And go mill, go
That the miller may grind the corn
That the baker may take it
And into bread make it
Bring us a loaf in the morn”
I think it would be cool to incorporate clean technologies using wind power as you build the children’s schema of windmills.
What ideas do you have for teaching the children about windmills? Leave a comment!