Have your students try their luck at the 2015 PA KidWind Challenge! Students incorporate engineering and science to build powerful small-scale wind turbines and compete with students from around the state to generate the most electricity. A limited number of partial scholarships are available to cover the cost of registration and the Wind for Schools program will provide support via webinars along the way! Be creative, have fun, and apply your knowledge of wind energy to win cash prizes!
Saturday, May 02, 2015
9 am-10 am Open Testing (optional)
10 am-4 pm Wind Challenge
Prizes in each division!
Mount Nittany Middle School
656 Brandywine Dr.
State College, PA 16801
The KidWind Challenge is a student-oriented wind turbine design contest. Over a period of a few months, students spend time designing and constructing their own wind turbines with the goal of creating a device that is efficient, elegant and highly functional. To accomplish this task, and arrive prepared at a Challenge, students must perform research to better understand the science of wind, be analytical about testing protocols, think creatively about solutions to problems and work collaboratively to get their project completed on time.
Any group of students who are of middle or high school age are eligible to enter a team in the KidWind Challenge. This includes students from public and private schools, home schoolers, after school clubs, boy and girl scout troops, 4-H clubs, etc. The challenge is open to teams from other states as well! Bring up to 10 teams for only $25.00. Partial scholarships are available, so contact Leah for more information. Each school is responsible for their students, so please ensure enough chaperones attend. Each registered team will receive a wind kit specifically for the challenge.
Sponsored by Wind for Schools Program, TE Connectivity, KidWind, and the Center for Science and the Schools.