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The Power of the Wind

Welcome

The Power of the Wind Curriculum is part of the National 4-H Curriculum Collection and is designed for middle school aged youth to learn about the wind and its uses. Youth work with members of a team to design, create, build, and test a wind powered devices and are given opportunities to explore wind as a potential energy source in their community. This site is the online resource to supplement The Power of the Wind National 4-H Curriculum.

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This curriculum is a joint project of the Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSTE) , the College of Engineering and University Extension at the University of Illinois.

* 2014 Updates to pages 26-35 in the Youth Guide

* 2014 Updates to the Youth Guide Appendices

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Youth Guide

The Power of the Wind activities involve young people in the engineering design process as they learn about the wind and its uses.

 
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Facilitator Guide

The Power of the Wind activities involve young people in the engineering design process as they learn about the wind and its uses.

 

4-H Power of Wind Material Kit

This kit contains materials for youth to practice engineering skills to construct wind powered machines and various wind turbines. Youth use their turbine designs to lift a load and produce electricity. Youth learn how generators work using motors and multimeters. To purchase, visit the 4-H Mall  

 

   
  

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The 3M Foundation invests in tomorrow's leaders to support the environment, energy solutions, and engineering. The Noyce Foundation is dedicated to stimulating ideas and supporting initiatives designed to produce significant improvement in teaching and learning in mathematics, science, and literacy for youth in grades K-12.