Renewable Energy Challenge Information
Rubrics and Scoring Sheets
50% = Energy Output
30% = Design and Material Innovation
20% = Industry Knowledge Component: Site Exploration
Industry Knowledge Component: Site Exploration
Your team will research the field of Renewable Energy Careers and present their findings to a panel of judges. The presentation should be no longer than 10 minutes and it will be worth 20% of overall score.
Kid Wind has developed excellent teaching resources, available for download on their website. We recommend starting with the following lesson plans available on the Kid Wind Website.
How Does a Windmill Work?
How Does a Generator Work?
Which Blades are Best?
How Can I Design Better Blades?
Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Enviroment - IREE
A program of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, IREE seeks out and supports innovative renewable energy and environmental research and demonstration projects at the University of Minnesota.
US Dept of Energy - Minnesota Wind Map
The U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published a wind resource map for the state of Minnesota.