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.
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
When the wind blows
A force to be reckoned with
How sail boats work
We have set up a Kōkōkaha sailing experience to help you with your challenge of designing a technology to harness the power of the wind. Watch the video below to get a feel for how sailing experiences integrate with the classroom experiences. You can also go to our sailing experience page to get more information and to book your sailing experience.