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Personal Fan

Cool off in the heat with this project! Learners use simple materials to build a fan that runs on a motor. This activity introduces learners to circuits and switches as well as conduction and evaporation.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • 1 piece of wood for a handle
  • 1 plastic cup or bottle
  • 1 small piece of foil
  • 1 hobby motor
  • 1 AA battery
  • 3 6" pieces of electrical wire
  • 3 thumb tacks
  • 1 thick rubber band
  • scissors
  • wire strippers
  • hammer
  • hot glue gun

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering
      • Mechanical Engineering
  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Muscles and Skin
  • Physical Sciences
    • Heat and Thermodynamics
      • Heat and Temperature
      • Heat Transfer
    • Electricity and Magnetism
      • Electric Charges and Currents
      • Electric Motors
      • Electric Circuits
    • Energy
      • Energy and Power
    • Motion and Forces
      • Machines
      • Rotation Motion
    • States of Matter
      • Liquids
      • Gases
      • Changes of Phase
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Informal Categories


  • Electronics

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Oakland Discovery Centers

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Oakland Discovery Centers, ©2012

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