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Wind PowerED: Climate Education for Colorado Kids!

Babar Wind Collage

THIS CONTEST IS EXPIRED. The lesson plan is still available for download.

We are a local Boulder county company dedicated to advancing clean
energy and sustainability throughout the United States and Canada.  This
Earth Day, we are interested in partnering with you to help educate
Colorado kids about green power.

Our program, called Wind PowerED, provides you with complimentary
teaching resources to introduce kids to energy and climate concepts and
to discuss with them the value of renewable sources of energy.

Visit this page to register your classroom as a Wind PoweredED participant.

If you are already registered, your materials are on the way. Here are some helpful documents if you need to print out additional items or are looking for more educational resources.

Lesson Plan:

Lesson plan (Download digital version)
Energy action list (Download digital version)

Earth Day Art Contest Documents:

Renewable Energy Means
– Have your kids express their artistic vision of what renewable energy
means to them after you have gone through the lesson plan.

Official Contest Rules – How the contest will work and the winners chosen.

Consent Form – Please have each semi-finalist (see rules) fill out the consent form.

Additional Resources:

Introduction to Renewable Energy PPT
– Renewable Choice has put together a short introduction to renewable
energy which outlines things like where power comes from, how it gets to
your school, climate change effects, and information about renewable
energy. PDF version.

Check out this excellent resource for grades 3-5 from the
National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project! http://www.need.org/needpdf/Wonders%20of%20Wind%20Student%20Guide.pdf

The Department of Energy has developed these great
coloring/activity books to help teach kids about renewable energy.
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/pdfs/coloringbook_2010.pdf
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/pdfs/activitybook_2010.pdf

Want a quick energy snapshot with some helpful graphics and
another energy use calculator appropriate for older children?  This
Department of Energy brief fits the bill.
http://stem.aihec.org/Projects/NREL/Resource%20Library/power_to_the_plug.pdf

Looking for more resources on energy education?  Visit
the following link for numerous lesson plans.
http://www.energyforeducators.org/STEM/stemnav.shtml

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