The Energy Leadership Summit capitalizes on our core philosophy of Kids Teaching Kids as it prepares students with a love for learning – and the science of energy – to facilitate hands-on energy activities aligned to Ohio’s Learning Standards. Participants acquire leadership, presentation and teamwork skills. The end result is student leaders who are fully engaged and ready to conduct Energy Workshops and programs at your school and in your community. A kit of materials is provided to schools conducting local programs.
This is free and open to 7th-12th grade students and teachers.
Energy Leadership Summits will focus on school-based STEM Design Challenges this year.
There are two challenge options: The Advanced Design Challenge & the Mentoring Design Challenge. All materials are provided at no-cost to schools.
Students will explore wind as a renewable energy source using supplies from KidWind. Your energy team (or class) will design wind turbine blades and collect data measuring voltage and amperage. The kit includes 10 sets of blade design supplies, a model turbine and multimeter to test your projects. Participating teams will submit their data to an online challenge.
Mentor a class of elementary students through the MacGyver Wind Lift STEM Design Challenge. Depending on the situation, this could be in-person within your district or virtually with a school matched by OEP. Leadership teams will provide background information, building tips and testing support. Participating teams will submit their projects to an online challenge.
All design challenge supplies will be supplied by OEP at no-cost to the participating schools. Leadership teams can participate in one or both of the design challenges.
Participating schools will be required to submit an online participation form and pictures/video of your project. A stipend will be provided for the teacher facilitating the program. Program timeline is November 2020 through April 2021.