Team registration for the 2018 event will open in January 2018. Email us to make sure you receive the announcements!
High schools and middle schools are welcome to register teams of three to six students. Schools may register more than one team. There is no cost to register or participate. All students will be required to sign a participation waiver and arrive by 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. The event should conclude by 4:00 p.m. View the 2017 Schedule of Events to learn more about how the day is generally structured.
Wind Turbine Kit Assembly Instructions:
Students will use the Teacher Geek Geared Wind Turbine Kits to build their wind turbine models. The kits and all the parts, materials and tools will be provided to teams on the day of the event.
No preparation for the event is required, but teams are encouraged to study the following lesson plans from Columbia Gorge Community College Renewal Energy Technology program instructor Jim Carlin to better understand the science and technology used in wind turbines.
- Wind 101 Lesson
- Gear Box and Generators Lesson
- Blades Lesson
- You might also watch this short instructional video by Learn Engineering on “How do wind turbines work?”