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Monday, February 24, 2014

  • ACEP’s KidWind Challenge is Online

The KidWind Challenge is a student-oriented wind turbine design contest. Students learn about wind energy through designing and constructing their own wind turbines.  The goal is to create a wind turbine that is efficient, creative and highly functional. While designing and constructing the wind turbines, students also perform research to better understand the science of wind, be analytical about testing protocols, think creatively about solutions, and work collaboratively.

The Challenge is open to students of all ages who are excited to learn about wind energy.

To compete in the Challenge, teachers need to apply and submit their results to mefrey@alaska.edu by February 28, 2014.

To download the teacher packet and apply for the Challenge, visit acep.uaf.edu/outreach-education/kidwind-challenge.aspx.


Photo Caption:  Previous participants in KidWind Challenge gather around their wind turbine design. 

Photo courtesy ACEP/UAF.