Wind Power is a Breeze
As a part of the international science festival in Göteborg, Sweden, the experimental workshops welcomed over 10 000 visitors for a period of two weeks. During the weeks, students aged 8-15 visited the workshops and during the weekends the public joined in. At the workshop “Wind Power is a Breeze” students were able to construct their own turbines for a miniature wind power station and thereby learn about wind power. There were two turbines, a smaller one intended for the younger children and a larger one intended for the older ones. The small one was connected to a little model house with a light bulb and the larger one to three lamps connected in parallel plus a volt meter, ammeter and oscilloscope. The station was appreciated by the visitors, pupils as well as researchers. The station can be further improved and may be useful in laboratory practicals intended for older students.
The work was carried out within the EU-project Power Cluster in The Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme.