KidWind Ireland for Schools Training Course (Waterford)
Dates: 18th – 21st June (Inclusive)
Location: Waterford IT
Trainer: Dr. Paul MacArtain, DKIT
Free of Charge
Outline of Training Course:
KidWind workshops introduce teachers to the science behind wind energy while giving them the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to bring wind energy into their classrooms using standard based activities in an engaging, hands-on manner.
Workshops are aimed at primary and secondary school teachers interested in renewable energy, physics, general science, technical education, engineering, environmental science, and mathematics.
Workshops focus in on specific lessons from blade design, basic turbine sys-tem concepts to wildlife impacts, economics, and more including;
-Energy concepts—Renewable energy—Wind energy history—Wind turbine technology—Wind farms in Ireland—Power and energy in the wind—Wind energy environmental and economic impacts—Blade and turbine design—Power output—Generators & motors—Experiment - Classroom Projects (build a model turbine using classroom kit)
Participant teachers will be prepared to teach students the following
Elementary Wind Energy
Building simple blades
Testing Blade Parameters
Assessing Wind Resource
School Wind Turbine Siting Projects
Build Model wind turbines with classroom kit
For more details on this course and over courses offered under the Wind Skillnets Programme please visit our Wind Skillnets section. Alternatively, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.