Participate in our WindShare Turbine fact-finding treasure hunt around North America’s first urban wind turbine. Learn how wind energy works, identify wind turbine components and how members of the community own this turbine. Suitable for all ages, this tour can be combined with the Concentrate on Conservation workshop or the Capture the Wind workshops.
Field Trip duration: 2 hours. We can accommodate up to 2 classes at once.
Field trips are offered in the fall and spring.
Grade 5 Workshop Description
Concentrate on Conservation is a curriculum-linked workshop, which focuses on energy conservation and renewable energy. Activities involve completing science experiments with miniature wind turbines, kinaesthetic learning activities and an interactive presentation that discusses energy conservation and renewable energy.
During the workshop, students test various blade configurations, learn about the transfer of energy and debate various perspectives on conserving or wasting energy in their everyday lives. While using the wind turbines, students will complete experiments that hone skills such as, data recording, calculating math problems and working in teams. The concepts of energy conservation and renewable energy meld together when students attempt to power different light bulbs with their turbines.
Grade 6 Workshop Description
Capture the Wind is a curriculum-linked workshop that examines electricity, circuits, and renewable energy in the context of experimenting with miniature wind turbines. During this workshop, Grade 6 students will learn about electricity in Ontario, connect parallel and series circuits and identify the difference between conductors and insulators. While using the wind turbines, students will complete experiments that hone skills such as: data recording, calculating math problems and working in teams. The students will also get a chance to power resistors that require different levels of electricity.
First Class: $160
Additional Classes: $130 each