National 4-H: Exploring Your Environment and The Power of the Wind
Exploring Your Environment is a national 4-H curriculum is designed to increase learner knowledge, skills and attitudes towards the environment and to provide a background and backdrop for understanding our environment to become better earth stewards. It has been reviewed and recommended by a jury.
There are three volumes:
Addresses the benefits that our natural world brings to our households, communities and economics. it looks at supporting, provisioning, regulating and cultural services.
Addresses how environmental stewardship fosters sustainability. It looks at abundance and scarcity, land use, populations, health, quality of life, climate change, life cycle analysis, ecological footprints and living a sustainable life.
EYE Facilitator Guide
Is a guide on how to teach the EYE curriculum
EYE is a national 4-H curriculum and available for purchase at: http://www.4-hmall.org/home.aspx
The Power of the Wind is a curriculum that takes a look at wind energy.
Through a grant from 3M, Minnesota 4-H and rubinyi.com were able to expand on this curriculum using personal wind turbines. (2010)
Each lesson included videos and parent letters.
Lesson 1: Electricity Basics
Lesson 2: Motors Generators and Capacitors
Lesson 3: Blade Design
Lesson 4: Wind Turbines at Work
Lesson 5: Wind Power in our Community
These lessons are being used to support inquiry learning during after school time, 4-H programs and for week-long camps
National Youth Leadership Council (2010)
Developed a wind energy curriculum that uses the concepts and science of wind energy in a Service Learning Environment
Find out more about Service Learning at: www.nylc.org
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