Hi, I’m Liz, I am Preservation Utah’s Interim Assistant Director. I am today's guest blogger for PBS KIDS Utah. Preservation Utah is a state-wide nonprofit that works to preserve, promote and protect Utah's historic built environment (AKA old buildings) through public awareness, advocacy, and active preservation. Learn more about us here.
Today, we are going to build our very own windmill out of items we already have at home. Windmills have been used since medieval times (around 1000-1300) to convert wind power into rotational energy as the blades spin. This is a fun activity that will help kids understand aerodynamics and friction when they take the windmill outside to blow in the breeze.
Preservation Utah also offers a free self-guided walking tour app called "Utah Heritage Walks." Using this app would be a great way to get some fresh air while also practicing social distancing. Learn more here.