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Wind turbine workshop

Explore green technology and how wind turbines work.

Wind turbine workshop

Wind turbine workshops challenge students to follow an engineering specification to build their own wind turbine. Students then test their wind turbines effectivity using a fan and visual voltmeter to measure electricity output.

This provides first-hand insight into the mechanics of wind technology, whilst facilitating discussion around climate and renewables, as well as building teamwork, problem-solving and determination skills.

Capacity

Minimum of 15 participants, maximum of 90 participants.

Cost

The cost will be dependent on the number of learners, duration and location of the workshop.

Duration

45 mins to 1 hour depending on the school's timetable. Can be delivered to multiple groups across a day or be used as part of a bigger STEM day.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Energy/Environment
    • General Engineering

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

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Secondary STEM Day

Interactive and engaging experience to support classroom-based STEM learning.

  • Ages 11 to 16
  • In-school
  • 2 hours
  • Cost applies

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