British Science Association - Science Cafe. Future-Fit Learners

Added 1st April 2012

Science Association members looked at a variety of ways that wind power was being used for travel. They were then asked to use materials readily available to schools to come up with practical ideas for learning.

The session highlighted limitations of materials as well as the possibilities

It was noted that the women worked as a team while the men worked together through discussion but built separate ideas.

See the report from Science Cafe  Science Cafe Journal

These films were the stimulus -

Land speed sail record - Greenbird by EcoTricity

South Sea Island Proas 

Vestas Sail Rocket

Down wind faster than the wind

Under the ruler faster than the ruler

Wind powered walking 

We welcome any practical ideas that we could trial in schools to enthuse young people about the potential of wind power. Contact



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