KidWind Ireland is a project that seeks to support teachers; training and equipping them so they can teach their students about wind energy and renewables in Ireland. Aimed at science, mathematics and geography teachers, covering theory and practical wind energy topics at the appropriate level, training is delivered as a hands-on, fun; four day course which includes a visit to a sponsor wind turbine site and a curriculum kit to use in teaching the material to students, which even includes a desk top turbine to be built in the classroom! It’s a great idea for transition year students.
The KidWind Ireland course introduces teachers to the science behind wind energy while giving them the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to bring wind energy into their classrooms using standards-based activities. The training is aimed at primary and secondary school teachers interested in renewable energy, physics, general science, technical education, engineering, environmental science, and mathematics.
Lessons include –
- Renewable energy and energy concepts
- Wind energy history
- Basic turbine system concepts & technology
- Blade and turbine design
- Power output and energy of wind
- Wind farms in Ireland
- Wind energy environmental and economic impacts
- Generators & motors
- Classroom projects (building of a model turbine using the classroom kit)
For more information, contact either Paul or Ray at CREDIT.