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Coach Training - KidWind 101

KidWind 101:

The first training is aimed mostly at those who have never participated in a wind or solar challenge before and want to learn more about the challenge, the rules, and what is involved before they commit to coaching a team or teams. This training is asynchronous, which means you can do it on your own time.


KidWind 101


CASE YouTube Channel

Our CASE YouTube Channel hosts a variety of activity videos, as well as the guidelines videos and recordings of our past workshops and webinars. 


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We're so proud to showcase this product by past Virginia KidWind participants! Written by father-son duo Grady and Elias Koch, LEGO® Wind Energy explores the engineering and design behind making functioning wind turbines out of LEGO® and Mindstorms EV3.

Build functioning wind turbines that generate electricity; we don’t mean LEGO models that look like miniature wind turbines. This book is for people who want to learn how real turbines work, and to build them using LEGO and Mindstorms EV3.

The complexity of making a wind turbine a can make it difficult to know where to start. This book addresses many aspects of the turbine with practical examples. You'll follow specific design instructions for turbine construction, supported by suggestions and background science to go in new directions. Assembly diagrams are used throughout, made with the Studio utility from Parts are identified in the assembly diagram, as well as in parts lists in the Appendix.

Other Books We Recommend
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer - novel and kids book, now also a Netflix movie
  • My Light by Molly Bang
  • Energy Island by Allan Drummond
  • Wind the World Over By Irene Boland and Vanessa Kellogg. Illustrations by Tamberley Thomas.
  • Catch the Wind By Anne Johnson. Illustrations by Shawn McCann.
  • Catch the Sun By Anne Johnson. Illustrations by Shawn McCann.
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