KidWind Project is one that was created by Michael Arquin, a
schoolteacher in the Northeast who saw a need for wind energy curricula
in our classrooms.
KidWind Project has now evolved into a team of teachers, students,
engineers, and practitioners with the goal of introducing middle and
high school students to wind power through hands-on science activities.
KidWind project provides useful educational tools for teachers on wind
background information; so little to no previous knowledge of wind
energy is required.
website includes lessons on blade design, wind data analysis, and more.
There are also several hands-on activities to get students
One of these is
the building of a wind turbine from materials that are easy to obtain.
For more advanced students, there are exercises that can be
developed to measure the wind energy potential in a given area.
There are also several power point presentations prepared and can
lead to helpful ideas for teachers.
Another, feature present is a link to other wind energy websites
and this can be useful for more ideas.
The KidWind wind energy project site covers all levels of
students from basic activities like discovering what wind is, to more
complex activities like what are wind power curves.
In any educational experience involving wind energy, the KidWind
project site should be a first stop for all educators.