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Puff Mobiles

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Renewable energy sources are in focus as participants build a wind-powered car using straws, Lifesavers candies, paper, and paperclips, and get their car to the finish line using as few puffs of air as possible.

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Hints for uses in your library Do you have a 3D printer and design software? You can make your own reusable wheels instead of using Life Savers!
Originating Source DiscoverE (http://www.discovere.org), adapted from ZOOM, pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/puffmobile.html
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Windmills by Charlotte Hunter https://www.worldcat.org/title/boy-who-harnessed-the-wind/oclc/966613621&referer=brief_results
The Wind at Work: An Activity Guide to Windmills by Gretchen Woelfle
Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World by Allan Drummond
I Face the Wind by Vicki Cobb and Julia Gorton
Catch the Wind; Harness the Sun: 22 Super-Charged Science Projects for Kids by Michael J Caduto

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Puff Mobiles

Puff Mobiles

Renewable energy sources are in focus as participants build a wind-powered car using straws, Lifesavers candies, paper, and paperclips, and get their car to the finish line using as few puffs of air as possible.