The Wisconsin Energy Institute and Wisconsin’s K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) are excited to bring the KidWind Educator Workshop back to Platteville! Join us and learn how to explore the power of wind with your students!
Learn how to explore the power of wind with your students! In this workshop you will review energy and electricity basics, design and test blades in a wind tunnel, explore related KEEP energy education resources, and preview ready-to-use renewable energy curriculum.
Participants also learn about the Wisconsin KidWind Challenge that takes place in spring each year and gain tips for coaching student teams through the process of designing and constructing small-scale turbines. Educators will leave with the resources and confidence to use renewable energy as a lens into hands-on science, technology, and engineering exploration in the classroom (and you'll get some free gear valued over $130, too)!
- 8am – 1:30pm Interactive Workshop
- 2pm – 3:30pm (optional) Tour of QuiltBlock Wind Farm (340 Donahoe Dr. Darlington, WI) Closed-toe shoes required
Number of attendees is limited.
(Registration is done through the WI K-12 Energy Education Program website.)
Workshop Cost: $15
Substitute reimbursements to school districts up to $150/teacher may be available. Certificates of attendance will be provided upon request.
Time: 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Who should attend: Recommended for teachers of grades 4-12. Workshops are open to formal and non-formal educators.
This event is part of the Wisconsin Science Festival. Learn more, and find activities happening all week here.