The Wind Power Challenge

This hands-on STEM challenge is perfect for STEM clubs, transition, and can be used for pupils to gain a CREST award, Suitable for pupils aged 7-18 the Wind power challenge asks students to design a wind powered machine that can lift a weighted cup off the floor. ‘wind’ power is provided using hairdryers.

Research materials, notes, video clips and even downloadable certificates are all freely available on the website.

Now also available in Welsh


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  • renewable_energy_wind_power_well_done_cert.pdf
  • renewable_energy_windpower_congrats_cert..pdf
  • renewable_energy_windturbineimages_1_.pdf
  • Wind-power-challenge-teacher's-notes.pdf

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Created: Jan 11, 2011

Updated: Apr 16, 2018

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