The equipment you need to study wind energy in a classroom depends on the grade level and what activities you are interested in doing. A comprehensive list of KidWind kits and books based on grade level and activities can be found here: Which KidWind Kit should I buy?

In order to study wind energy, we recommend the following equipment.

  1. Parts to have students build wind turbines. KidWind Kits include:
  2. A way to measure the electrical output of the turbine such as an Energy Sensor, or a Voltage AND a Current Sensor, or a Multimeter
  3. A load
  4. A box fan

Other materials we highly recommend are:


Should I purchase the Vernier Variable Load or the Vernier Resistor Board?
Why do I need a load when measuring energy with an energy sensor?
If a lab activity is written for a Vernier Energy Sensor and I don't have one, can I still do the lab?
What is the best way to attach turbine blades to the dowels?
How can I measure the power of my wind turbine?
Where can I purchase a multimeter to use with my KidWind kits?
How do I use a multimeter with a KidWind setup?