Green Science –
I don’t often say this, in fact I don’t think I ever have done before – but I hated this project / toy / windmill thingumajig with a passion! Having said that, Darlek loved it and she and her father had great fun making it so they have a completely different opinion.
For me, the main problem was that it needed a lot of adult intervention: even though I am an adult, I was completely incompetent and could not do it. At one point I simply stood in the kitchen with Darlek eating chocolate digestives and shouted rude things at it. Not too rude, obviously Darlek is only 7 and I’d not want to pollute her delicate ears with swearing. It was more like:
‘You stupid, annoying, blasted, whizzy, fiddly, aaaargh…*takes bite of biscuit*….windmill! I hate you!’
I was rubbish at science, seems nothing much has changed. Anyway! I gave up after Darlek rolled around laughing at me being befuddled by a craft project designed for an 8 year old – and her dad took over the next day.
These are the diagrams that you use and there are written instructions too -
In addition to the items you find in the kit, you have to source a couple of things yourself – a plastic bottle and a small cross hair / hare screwdriver. (I couldn’t find any bad tempered bunny rabbits with screwdrivers so we just made do with a screwdriver from the cupboard)
Darlek and Horace spent a while putting it together and Darlek screwed all the tiny screws in herself which she was very proud of!
I ate biscuits and cheered her on, but was otherwise completely useless.
That’s what I did anyway. I got through half a packet of chocolate digestives in pure frustration. Horace and Darlek finished the project in about half an hour and were very pleased with the results! Here’s Darlek with her Windmill Generator, displaying it very proudly! It flashed a light when the whirly bit whirled so I think that meant it generated electricity or something?
Horace said it was a success anyway, so I’ll take his word for that. If you would like your own Green Science Windmill Generator you can find them here for £9.05!
Many thanks to Evolution PR for sending me the kit and for giving me a reason to eat a lot of biscuits and rope my husband into a blogging project. No other financial reward was given.