Quick summary: This activity has been developed to give children the opportunity to learn more about wind and energy. Children look at wind and wind power by playing with flags and wind turbines and discussing wind energy. This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.
Hydro Tasmania has been at the forefront of clean energy innovation for one hundred years. It is Australia’s largest producer of clean energy – generating hydro and wind power – and the largest water manager. Hydro Tasmania has 55 major dams, operates 30 hydropower stations and has built some of Australia’s largest wind farms.
Hydro Tasmania also sells energy in the National Electricity Market through its retail business Momentum Energy, and sells its expertise internationally through its consulting business Entura. Visit the Hydro Tasmania website to learn how the business is working towards Australia’s clean energy future.
EYLF Learning Outcome
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
3. Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
Outcome 4: Children are involved and confident learners
1. Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
2. Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
3. Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another
4. Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
- Ages 0 to 3: Materials for creating flags such as tissue paper, balloons, strips of paper, ribbons, streamers and sticky tape, plus sticks or straws for the handles.
- Ages 3 to 5: Wind turbine templates printed on paper or light card, child-safe scissors, 6cm length of drinking straw.
- Stories – The Windy Farm – optional (click here to purchase)
- Websites – Climate Kids – NASA
- “Energy” by The Apples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6gSSsCdFeA
Collect items and images that are associated with the theme of wind to use as conversation starters.
- Cool Australia’s Energy Digital Library
- Cool Australia’s Energy Fact Sheet
- Cool Australia Energy video (below)