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Power of Wind Project

Learn about the wind and its uses. Work with members of a team to design, create, build, and test wind powered devices and explore wind as a potential energy source in the community. Start with pinwheels and work your way up to understanding turbines and power distribution across the country.

boy and girl connecting model wind turbine

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State & regional events

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National Science Experiment 2011: Wired for Wind

In October of this year, millions of young people across the nation became become scientists for the day during the fourth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). NYSD is the premiere national rallying event for year-round 4-H Science programming, bringing together youth, volunteers and educators from the nation’s 109 land-grant colleges and universities to simultaneously complete the National Science Experiment. Wired for Wind explores how to engineer renewable energy technologies, and the positive impact that they can have in communities across the country and the world. More info

Minnesota State Fair

4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. More than 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info.

Power of Wind Project resources

Project leader resources

Activity 3 - Blade design

Activity 4 - Wind turbines at work: Lifts, pumps & lights

Activity 5 - Wind turbines in our community

Other online resources

4-H Youth record keeping


To get involved with the 4-H Power of Wind project, contact your county 4-H office.

Darcy Cole,, 320-693-5275

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