Dutch Windmill with Popsicle Sticks

Project Title: Dutch Windmill with Popsicle Sticks

Description: Students create a windmill out of construction paper and popsicle sticks

Author: Francesca

Grade level or Target Age Range: preschool to middle school

Historical Art Examples or References: Images of dutch windmills and facts about windpower

Vocabulary: alternative energy

Materials: glue, scissors, construction paper, Popsicle sticks, crayons

Anticipatory Set: Discussion on alternative energy

Demo/Directions:

1. Draw a house on construction paper

2. Glue Popsicle sticks into a cross

3. Glue Popsicle sticks to the center of the house

Discussion: Life applications; how the lesson might apply to non-art related experiences or other types of knowledge.

  1. What is alternative energy?
  2. How do dutch windmills work?

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