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The "Kid Wind Challenge" is a competition among Oregon school students to design and build a wind turbine.


Crook County Middle School Science Teacher Fred Hisaw says he was able to get $30,000 in grant money to pay for a teacher's workshop to learn how to teach the design and building of a wind turbine. 


Hisaw says the students will lean all about the turbines from beginning to end.


"They'll be designing the fan blade that goes on the front of a wind turbine. And we'll have a standard set up that they'll mount their blade on and it'll be a wind tunnel. So they'll all have the same conditions. And they'll be hooked up to a volt meter to see how much electricity they'll be able to generate."


He says the kids will learn about the importance of various energy types and their impact on the environment; but first teachers need the training.


"There will be a teacher's training workshop. And that's to bring us teachers in and show us what wind turbine design is all about. And it's set in a fun and competitive atmosphere for the kids. See what kind of wind turbine they can design. Get the most power they can out of that wind turbine that they can."


The two $15,000 grant requests; one from Facebook and the other from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to pay for the teacher workshop.


Hisaw says Crook County Middle School students will host the Oregon "Kid Wind Challenge" in May.


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