STELR Wind Energy kits and iSTEM

STELR Wind Energy Kits featured at NSW Department of Education and Communities two-day, integrated Science Technology Engineering and Maths (iSTEM) workshop last week. The workshop, held in Sydney, involved teachers from 28 schools across the state who gathered to begin developing and writing iSTEM units for their school. STELR equipment was on display along with other science and technology equipment suppliers. On the first day, participants used STELR Wind Energy equipment, along with other supplies (including pop sticks, straws, string and tape) to construct a stand for their wind turbine. On the second day they undertook a challenge to make a wind turbine design to generate the most electricity.

WorKshop participants designing turbine stands. Image: Pennie Stoyles

WorKshop participants designing turbine stands. Image: Pennie Stoyles

Some of the finished wind turbine stands. Image: Pennie Stoyles

Some of the finished wind turbine stands. Image: Pennie Stoyles

The workshop was inspired partly by the work of Scott Sleap who has introduced a successful integrated STEM program at Maitland Grossman High School in the Hunter region of NSW.