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OUR CHALLENGE

The world is continuing to increase its use of energy. Much of this energy is from non renewable sources. This is having an impact on our climate as more and more carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere.

In New Zealand more than 80% of energy is generated from renewable sources, with wind being one of those sources. We need to find ways to harness even more power from the wind. 

Your challenge is to design a technology to harness the power of the wind.

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SETTING THE SCENE

Emirates Team New Zealand are world leaders at developing technological solutions to harness the power of the wind.

Their design team and sailors spends their working days using the technological development process to find ways to make the racing boats sail faster. 

Listen carefully to Elise Beavis and Josh Junior as they discuss how they test and refine new ideas. There are clues in this video that you will be able to use to help you with your challenge to design a technology to harness the power of the wind.

Kōkōkaha - Harnessing the Power of the Wind

Kōkōkaha - Harnessing the Power of the Wind

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SET THE SCENE

When the wind blows 

Discovering wind

How can you see it? How do you know it is there? How is it recorded? What are tell-tale signs of the wind?

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The need for speed

How do you measure the wind? Learners design and build an anemometer.

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Which way wind

How do you know where the wind is coming from? Learners design and build a wind vane.