Supergrid – Wind Turbine STEM Activity
Supergrid is a wind energy activity that can take place over a whole day or as two half day sessions. OASES holds the agreement to run the activity in the North East region. It is particularly good for Key Stage 3 students but can also be used by upper Key Stage 2 as well as Key Stage 4 & 5 students. It is also a very effective transition activity with mixed teams.
Sessions include the following:
Background to the sources and use of energy in the UK and Europe
Working in teams of up to 5 students, each group:
- Tests different blades to ensure maximum power output
- Designs and builds efficient and secure towers for the turbine
- Tests the units
- Competes against the other teams (representing a European country) through the bespoke software package.
Reviews of the session can be viewed here:
To see a short film providing an overview of the activity visit:
For the information flyer, click here.
To enquire about costs and availability to run the activity in your school please contact:
Tel: 03000 260535