Wind and solar energy experiment kits and parts for KidWind projects, challenges, and competitions
Data Collection with KidWind and Vernier
KidWind and Vernier offer a perfect solution for data collection for renewable energy and the Science and Engineering Practices for the Next Generation Science Standards.
Recommended Classroom Set-Up
We recommend three set-ups for a classroom with 6–10 groups of 2–4 students. Each set-up should have a box fan, a wind turbine tower and base, a Vernier interface, a Vernier Energy Sensor, and either a Vernier Variable Load or a Vernier Resistor Board. Each group needs a Blade Pitch Protractor, a Wind Turbine Hub, and blade consumables.
Which KidWind Kit Should I Buy?
|I Teach||I Should Buy|
|K-3||KidWind MINI Wind Turbine|
|4-5||KidWind MINI Wind Turbine with Blade Design|
|6-8||KidWind Basic Wind Experiment Kit|
|High School||KidWind Advanced Wind Experiment Kit|
|University||Choose an option:|
|I Want To||I Should Buy|
|Lift weights||Choose an option:|
|Light an LED||Any of the following:|
|Make a sound||Choose an option:|
|Pump water||KidWind Advanced Wind Experiment Kit|
|Build a wind farm||KidWind Advanced Wind Experiment Kit|
|Use the Renewable Energy with Vernier lab book||See recommended products »|
|Use the Investigating Wind Energy lab book||See recommended products »|
|Use the Investigating Solar Energy lab book||See recommended products »|
|Participate in a KidWind Challenge||See recommended products »|
KidWind by Vernier
Kidwind Project—Teaching the World about Wind
KidWind and Vernier have teamed up to bring you the latest in renewable energy education. For over a decade, KidWind has been a leader in renewable energy education and the delivery of STEM education. Their standards-based educational tools explore the science and technology of wind, solar, and other forms of renewable energy and their impact on the environment.
Through KidWind’s extensive training network, teacher trainings, and student wind turbine design competitions, KidWind brings hands-on applications of their materials to teachers and students worldwide.
Vernier technology is used at KidWind trainings and KidWind Challenges. It allows participants to explore electrical concepts and quantify energy and power of small wind turbines and solar power. A portion of all sales of KidWind products supports the KidWind Challenges held throughout the U.S.