Researchers are constantly trying to harness wind technology.
In Nebraska, there's enough of the invisible force to go around.
There's an unlikely group trying to lead the research while others are hoping to join.
The project started with a CD and a simple design, from there, their creative powers took over.
Norris High School Freshman Hannah Ronnau says, "We build our own model of a wind turbine and then we hooked it up to a CD motor and when we blew a fan on it, we put the CD onto the CD motor, when the fan blew, then we could count the millivolts."
The Agri-Science class from Norris High School is learning how to harness the wind.
Norris High School Freshman Ben Rice says, "This is a smaller scale model so we can really get hands-on with it and see how everything works out."
Norris High School teacher Kristyn Harms says, "There's a lot of wind out here and we really think that wind energy is the future for our state."
The classroom version is a model of the windmill built just outside their window. A $10,000 gift to study alternative energy sparked their interest in building the machine that converts wind into electricity.
Rice says, "I think it's just cool to be able to do something like that. Take a renewable resource like wind and just convert it into something we can use everyday."
The Norris students aren't alone in their curiosity. Across the county, the Physics class at Raymond Central is preparing to take on a similar task.
Raymond Central Physics teacher Pam Rasmussen says, "It was something that I had a passion for. I'm very interested in alternative fuels and energies."
Rasmussen will lead an effort to build and research a windmill with $17,000 from the Attorney General's "Wind for Schools" program.
Rasmussen says, "It's going to be an incredible opportunity for our children and for the Science Department."
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning says, "Hopefully it will get some kids interested in alternative energy, maybe being scientists, maybe being engineers, or involved in the construction industry."
Back at Norris, they're already taking an interest hoping to be a model for other schools.
Ronnau says, "It's really cool that we get to learn about it and show other schools that it's fun to do your own unique things and use wind energy to help support our school."
Rice says, "The future is starting right here at Norris, at my own school, I feel that's pretty cool to be a part of that."
The windmill at Norris High School only generates enough electricity to power one classroom, but staff say it generates much more in education.
Six other schools are taking part in the Attorney General's "Wind for Schools" program.
They hope to have all six windmills up and running by next year.