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  • Glenda

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    July 2, 2024 at 3:32 pm
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    Imagine a windy day and you’re holding a pinwheel. The wind makes the pinwheel spin, right? Well, a windmill, also called a wind turbine, uses the same basic idea to generate electricity! Here’s the breakdown:

    1. Big Blades Catch the Wind: A windmill has giant blades that look like propellers on an airplane. When the wind blows, it pushes against these blades, just like it pushes your pinwheel.
    2. Spinning the Shaft: The force of the wind makes the blades spin around a long shaft connected to the windmill’s body. This spinning shaft is like the stick holding your pinwheel.
    3. Turning the Generator: The spinning shaft is connected to a special machine called a generator inside the windmill. This generator is like a magic machine that turns the spinning motion into electricity!
    4. Electricity Flows: The electricity generated by the windmill then flows through wires, similar to how water flows through pipes. This electricity can be used to power homes, schools, and even entire towns!

    So, next time you see a windmill spinning in the wind, remember, it’s not just playing – it’s hard at work creating clean electricity from the power of wind!

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