KidWind is a national STEM activity for both middle school and high school students. The main goal of the Challenge has students designing and building model wind generators and then competing against each other to produce the most amount of energy. ‘KidWind’ -started by a 6th grade science teacher- is an company that inspires to teach kids about clean energy. See their website at https://www.kidwind.org/
LBMS Technology classes alters the KidWind curriculum to fit a two week schedule. Pairs of students first research a single variable of blade design, collect data, formulate conclusions and then present their findings to the rest of the class. Based upon the knowledge that was shared in the presentations, students either by themselves or in pairs, design and build a more refined wind generator model for the purpose of competition.
Wind Energy Intro
- Energy 101: Wind Turbines
- See: Google Slide file
- History/goals/sequence of events for this KidWind project