Science, Engineering & Technology - 4-H Power of Wind Program
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Power of Wind program uses wind power to teach youth concepts in science, engineering, and technology. Through hands-on, interactive lessons, students learn:
- how humans have used wind power for centuries;
- to design and build simple wind turbines;
- that wind commonly shows up in art, music and literature.
Through educational programs around wind power development, UMaine Extension sees the value of science educated youth who seek a hopeful future in renewable energy.
- Windblade Challenge 2011: Engineering skills at work through the power of wind
- Wind Platform Challenge: connecting youth to the University of Maine
- 4-H Wind Power: educational opportunities in your local community
Join us on October 5, 2011 for 4-H National Youth Science Day!
Visit the national 4-H youth science day site to find or create an experiment station near you! See 4-H National Youth Science Day: “Wired for Wind.”
- UMaine Extension 4-H Power of Wind “Ask the Expert”: Questions and Answers
- National 4-H Curriculum on Wind Energy
- UMaine Extension 4-H Power of Wind Toolkit
4-H National Youth Science Day 2011 Evaluation [PDF]: Please fill out our evaluation form after participating in the 4-H National Youth Science Day 2011, to help us assess the impact of this experiment in Maine and continue to offer you resources in your own community.