Southeast Kansas Wind Energy Education Workshop (Burlington)

Are you curious about teaching wind energy in your classroom or how to prepare for the KidWind Challenge? This year, we are hosting six teacher-focused wind energy education workshops throughout Kansas. Each teacher who attends and completes the training will receive a modified Vernier KidWind Basic Wind Experiment Kit (~$124 value). You can see a photo of these supplies at the bottom of this page.

Here are the details for the Southeast Kansas workshop:

  • Date and time: Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, 9:00am-3:30pm
  • Location: Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant - Dwight D. Eisenhower Learning Center (1675 Milo Lane, Burlington, Kansas 66839)
  • Register here by Fri, Oct. 29
  • Agenda:
    • 9:00 - 9:10am: Introductions
    • 9:10 - 9:30: Kansas Energy Program - overview of resources and opportunities
    • 9:30 - 10:30: Wind101 Introduction
    • 10:30 - 11:30: Sailcar/MacGyver Challenge
    • 11:30 - 12:00: Renewable vs. Energy Efficiency + K-12 Benchmarking
    • 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch on your own
    • 1:00 - 1:20: Introduction to KidWind
    • 1:20 - 1:40: Introduction to KidWind turbines
    • 1:40 - 3:00: Wind turbine design competition
    • 3:00 - 3:30: Q&A and follow-up discussion

Logos for 2022 KidWind Challenge sponsors

 

Supplies received by those attending the workshop:

Educator Workshop supplies received