Placing at Kid Wind

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Thirty-eight students from Mineola Middle School participated in the Kid Wind Competition sponsored by National Grid. Held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in October, students brought their completed wind turbines and competed against peers from across Long Island. Prior to the competition, Mineola’s engineers worked together in class to collaborate on the design and construction of their turbines, as well as tested their wind turbine efficiency. Mineola students were divided into 12 turbine teams and competed against approximately 50 groups at the middle school level. One of the Mineola teams placed first and another came in second. The students were evaluated on their blade design, knowledge of wind power, innovation of turbine and how many watts were generated.