Using knowledge of how wind energy works, your class/team will work in small groups to design blades powering a KidWind turbine to produce maximum power. Through implementing the engineering process, students design, build, test and improve turbine blades. Students will have the opportunity to compete in online or in-person events at the completion of their project.
The KidWind Design Challenge is offered at no-cost to schools.
7th-12th grade students and teachers are invited to participate. Limit two teachers per school.
Grade Levels: 7-12
Time Required: Estimated 3-6 class periods, but variable by grade and course
Recommended Group Size: 2-3 students
Subject Areas: Electricity, Renewable Energy, Engineering, Science & Technology
The KidWind kit will be sent to you at no cost to your school/district with the following expectations:
After this activity, students should be able to:
Basic Class Kit Contents:
Materials Not Provided: