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Kōkōkaha – Powered by the Wind

Kōkōkaha – Powered by the Wind

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What is it?

Kōkōkaha is an integrated unit of work that focuses on the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) associated with harnessing the wind. Kōkōkaha's learning experiences are designed for students in years 5 through to 10 and are intended to provide them with the skills and knowledge to design their own technologies to harness the power of the wind. Kōkōkaha learning experiences can easily be adapted for older or younger children. Kōkōkaha is available to schools and kura throughout New Zealand.


What is included?

Kōkōkaha includes classroom and sailing learning experiences. Classroom experiences include hands on activities to help your students learn about the power of the wind. Sailing experiences include going sailing to feel the power of the wind and interacting with a set of resources to understand how sailing technologies work. Learners use the skills and knowledge they acquire to design a technology to harness the power of the wind.


How to get involved?

Use the register section to let us know that your school or kura wants to get involved. We will then set you up with access to the online gallery for posting your student's designs and will provide you with a copy of the teacher guide for your teachers. 

How it works
Classroom experiences


Kōkōkaha includes three sets of classroom learning experiences and a challenge to take action. Each classroom set has four learning experiences designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills to design a technology to harness the power of the wind. Click on the images below to see the topics that are in each set of classroom learning experiences. Register today and we will get you set up to start working on Kōkōkaha with your students.