This curriculum was developed by The NEED Project in partnership with The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation for teachers in Virginia. The activities and information introduce students to wind, wind generation, and offshore wind technologies, as well as the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project.
While some of the text and activities are focused on the Virginia coastline, the activities and information are great for students all over the country and beyond to learn more about offshore wind in the U.S. Contact NEED for further information on supplies.
Student and Teacher guides are available in PDF format as a FREE download.
Also available as an e-publication: Teacher Guide | Student Guide
- Exploring Offshore Wind Energy Teacher Guide free PDF download
- Exploring Offshore Wind Energy Student Guide free PDF download
- Exploring Offshore Wind Energy kit w/ 1 Teacher Guide & 1 Student Guide $560
Materials in Exploring Offshore Wind Energy Kit
2 Sets of alligator Clips
1 Wind vane
30 Binder clips
1 Roll masking tape
75 Snow cone cups
1 Box straight pins
100 Extra-long straws
30 Small straws
2 Rolls magnet wire
30 Button batteries
1 Roll conductive copper tape
1 Pack LEDs
20 Milkshake straws
12 Neodymium magnets
1 Teacher guide and 1 Student Guide
*KidWind™ Kit Materials
Blade materials sheets (balsa and corrugated plastic sheets)
10 Airfoil blades
2 Tower and base setups
2 Geared nacelles
1 Power output pack
2 Gear sets
1 Sandpaper sheet
Blade pitch protractor
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