WindWise Education inspires students to learn about today’s real-world energy issues by engaging them in innovative, hands-on activities related to wind energy. WindWise provides teachers with materials and training to seamlessly integrate wind energy into their classroom. Materials include a comprehensive interdisciplinary wind energy curriculum that fosters critical thinking skills at both the middle and high school levels. Every lesson has an inquiry-based introduction and a hands-on activity to develop analytical skills.
The WindWise curriculum provides standards-based lessons in wind energy for 6th – 12th grade students in core subjects including physics, technology, earth science, life science, math, language arts and social studies. Lessons are equipped with worksheets, answer keys, case studies and profiles of professionals. Download free curriculum for use by teachers in the classroom.
Lab and Activity Kits
WindWise provides ready-made kits customized for each lesson. Lab and activity kits are available to teachers that participate in a WindWise training session.
We offer a limited number of teacher training on the WindWise lessons. These full day trainings give teachers hands on learning and help teach how to integrate wind energy education into the classroom. Trainings allow teachers to test out the lessons and kits while they learn from experienced trainers and fellow teachers (our WindSenators). Find out if a training session will be offered near you.
WindSenators are certified to teach WindWise educator workshops. WindSenators are typically seasoned teachers who have extensive experience implementing the WindWise curriculum in their classroom. We offer an annual training to become a WindSenator. New York currently has 16 WindSenators.
Teachers registered with WindWise join a nationwide network of educators where they can share information and ideas. The Connect zone also houses a lot of great teaching resources such as teaching PowerPoints, articles, information, and other helpful tools. This area is in development and we are going to be continually updating and improving the information available to educators. Registration is free.
WindWise engages students and teachers in energy related events nationwide such as the KidWind Challenge.
For more information about WindWise, contact Mike Arquin, Director of the KidWind Project, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-325-8149.