If you read this blog, it should be obvious by now that I get quite a bit of good information from Wired News's blog. The particular blog that I read is updated so often (at least 20 times a day) and has such a vast audience that just about anybody can find something interesting to read from it.
Lately I've been interested in teaching my kids about wind power. We have an electricity unit coming up and I thought that building a wind turbine that actually generates electricity would be an excellent way to extend the curriculum. So it was really nice to see on the Wired blog an article about Michael Arquin, a former teacher and founder of the KidWind Project, a small company dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of wind energy science education throughout the US.
I had visited the KidWind website before to get ideas and price some materials. The site is an excellent place to begin AND finish research on the implementation of wind power project in the classroom. It has lesson plans and an online store so that teachers can purchase materials for building small turbines.