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Think Like an Engineer:
Exploring the Design Process with KidWind

9:00–10:00 a.m. PDT | 12:00–1:00 p.m. EDT 

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Ready to engage your students in real-world engineering challenges?

Join Vernier physics and engineering expert Tom Smith for an engaging webinar on teaching the engineering design process with hands-on KidWind tools. We’ll explore how to effectively guide your students through developing prototypes, testing designs, and optimizing them using wind turbine blades as a real-world example. Gain strategies to engage your students with project-based learning that fosters creativity, problem-solving, and interest in STEM careers.

What you'll learn

How to introduce the engineering design process to students using the KidWind Advanced Wind Kit, focusing on key steps such as planning investigations and designing solutions

Strategies for investigating real-world blade design examples, guiding students in evaluating variables, and refining solutions to optimize wind turbine power generation

Ways to expand the lesson beyond blade design, exploring concepts like solidity, load effect on design, and wind speed impact on power output


Presented By


Tom Smith
Engineering Educational Technology Specialist

Fran Poodry
Director of Physics

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