UPDATE: The State KidWind Challenge has been cancelled due to concerns with COVID-19.
The KidWind Challenge, which officially kicked off in 2009, is an annual event that allows students to explore the power of wind by building and testing their own wind turbines and then competing against other teams in their age division (4th-8th or 9th-12th). The top two winners in each age division from each of the regional challenges move on to compete at the statewide competition. Winning teams at the statewide KidWind Challenge are invited to the National KidWind Challenge. For 2020, the National Challenge will be held in Denver. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020 Kansas Regional KidWind Challenges occurred between February 12 and March 6. Please see the map below to find out the top winners at each Challenge (or view a detailed PDF). The State KidWind Challenge, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020 in Topeka, has been cancelled due to concerns with coronavirus (COVID-19).
Important KidWind Challenge documents
- 2020 Kansas rules and logistics summary (PDF)
- Tips for a Successful Challenge (PDF)
- 2020 Informational webinar (video and PDF)
- 2020 National KidWind Challenge rules
- 2020 Resources (including curriculum) related to wind energy (PDF)
- Sources used for the 2020 Knowledge Quiz (Regional Challenge) (PDF)
- Example 2020 judging scoresheet (PDF)
- 2020 Photo release form (PDF)
- 2020 Substitute and Travel Reimbursement Request Form (PDF)
- KidWind turbine generators can be purchased online (or you can contact us - we will provide one per team)
|2020 KidWind Challenge sponsors and partners|
Past Kansas KidWind Challenge results