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KidWind Challenge


Grades 6-8

KidWind Challenge is an annual event that allows students to explore wind energy through a hands-on, STEM competition. If you are a creative student, who loves to tinker and problem solve or who is interested in engineering, electricity, or alternative energy, the KidWind Challenge is a great opportunity!  This is a hands-on student challenge to design, construct and test a small scale wind turbine.

In this competition, teams will design and build their turbines before attending a regional KidWind Challenge at Atlantic/Cape Community College. At the challenge, teams will test their turbines for energy output in a wind tunnel, present their turbine design and build process to a panel of judges, and participate in a hands-on task. The top winners in each age division from the regional challenges move on to compete at the statewide challenge. Teams that win at the statewide KidWind Challenge are invited to attend the National KidWind Challenge in Boulder, Colorado.

Meeting dates and times: Team Members and Mentors will determine.


February-March: Design, build and test wind turbine

March 14, 2023: 9am-3pm Regional KidWind Challenge at Atlantic Cape Community College 

May 15, 2023:  National KidWind Challenge for top 2 performers

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