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Local Students Get a Head Start in KidWind Projects

As society becomes ever more tech-oriented, parents, educators and employers are realizing Boy attaches blades to a wind turbine during the KidWind Project workshop at CWUthe importance of exposing students to science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) classes as soon as possible. The Kidwind Project is just one of the many programs hoping to jump start that process.

Local fourth and fifth graders gathered in a Central Washington University classroom to learn about the physics of wind turbines and how they operate. Arthur Morken, a CWU professor for science teaching, led the class as students eagerly examined an array of mock wings, fans and PVC pipes.

Morken explained to students that renewable energy is the wind beneath the turbine blades and depending on the direction of the wind and its strength will determine how much energy is generated.

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