Wind Generator Project

Date(s)
Wednesday 9th January (15:00) - Friday 29th March 2013 (16:00)
Contact

email: stemambassadors@contacts.bham.ac.uk

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The Wind Generator Project
Bartley Green School B32 3QJ
Wednesdays 3-4pm
Years 8, 9 and 10 (aged 12- 15)
22 students

Bartley Green School are taking part in Practical Action’s ‘Wind Generator Project’. Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. The challenges they offer are designed to educate students on global poverty issues and how technology can help solve some of these issues. This renewable energy challenge puts students' competitive spirits to the test. Students are given minimal materials and asked to design a wind powered machine that can lift a weighted cup off the floor.

The challenge is being undertaken as part of a STEM Club, so ideally ambassadors would need to visit the school more than once to offer guidance to staff and mentor the pupils involved. The school are also hoping to secure an Ambassador to give a guest lecture to a selected year group, promoting Practical Action for Poverty and STEM. For more information on Practical Action and the Wind Generator Project visit http://practicalaction.org/wind-power-challenge-stem