Breeze on through hands-on wind activities, the energy source that keeps the turbines turning.

All NEED curriculum is available for free download at the NEED Shop – check out our wind curriculum!


PowerPoint Presentation

Introduction to Wind Energy


Energy at a Glance

Wind (small) (large)

Wind Graphic (courtesy of SaveOnEnergy)


NEED Curriculum in Spanish

What is Wind


Coloring Sheets

Plants and the Wind
Animals and the Wind

Coloring Book!


Wind Energy Videos

Build an Anemometer Activity

Wind Can Do Work Activity

Mock Wind Turbine Town Hall – Use the mock virtual town hall as a great stand-in for holding an in-class debate, or use it as a model for your own. Ask students to identify who they agree and disagree with, and why! The video was originally designed to couple well with “Wind Turbine Point of View”, found in NEED’s Wind for Schools guide. The activity and video are a great introductory lesson for students to research wind energy.

Offshore Energy – Learn about offshore energy, offshore wind and floating technologies and career paths, and maritime transportation with our playlist of guest speakers from the 9/15/20 NOIA offshore energy workshop. Broken into five segmented videos by guest speaker.

DNV GL’s Talks Energy Podcast – Offshore Wind (February 18, 2021)


Newsletters (oldies but goodies)

Primary Activity: Spin the Saltine November/December 2003
Living on a Remote Island Eating Octopus: All in a Day’s Work for Dusty Murdock October 2006
Crane Operators Keep Materials Moving October 2006
Career Chat: Chris Copeland, Operations Manager of Wintec Energy October 2006
Energy Play: Harry Spotter and the Chamber of Windy Myths February 2007
Wind Electricity Logic Puzzle September 2007
Wind Logic Puzzle September 2007
Harry Spotter Windy Myths Logic Puzzle September 2007
Q&A: Jane Weismann, Executive Director of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council November 2009
Q&A:Charles Newcomb, Section Manger of a Wind and Water Development Team, Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Deployment Program October/November 2011
Q&A: Dick Wiliams,President, Shell Wind October/November 2011
Q&A: Remy Pangel, Director of Wind Energy, Virginia Center For Wind Energy October/November 2011
Q&A: Denise Bode, Chief Executive Officer of the American Wind Energy Association October/November 2011
Green Jobs February/March 2013


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