The UK ‘SAUCE’ (Schools at University for Climate and Energy) programme is based in London Metropolitan University’s Department of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) and was designed to develop education in climate awareness, offer smart energy choices for 10 to 13 year olds, and promote the adoption of similar programmes in schools across Europe.
I’m running a wind turbine workshop where young people will get to design and test wind turbine blades in a custom built wind tunnel.
One reason why I’m excited is because we’ve been working on a fantastic wind tunnel for testing the blades. The wind tunnel is linked to a computer so we can record the best scores in terms of power generated. You can see the photos of our wind tunnel development here.
We’ll be applying learning-to-learn philosophy, and especially encouraging young people to see how much better they can make blades by trying more than one design.