Genesis School-gen and Emirates Team New Zealand are working together to roll out a range of activities and resources that use sailing and the America’s Cup as the real-life context for learning. Our aim is to help young New Zealanders understand how science, technology, engineering and maths are used in the race for the America’s Cup.
Harnessing the Power of Wind is a Year 5-8 Science and Technology resource that looks at how the power of wind can be harnessed. The resource is available to download here in English and Te Reo Maori.
Measuring Wind Power investigates how the energy of wind drives the America’s Cup boats and affects their speed. Aimed at Year 5-8, the resources are linked to the Maths curriculum. The resource is available to download here in English and Te Reo Maori.
Learn what makes a boat stable and what you need to make it move through the water more easily by doing this simple sailing boat activity. Download the activity here.
Would a school in your local community like to hear from members of Emirates Team New Zealand and get up close and personal with the America’s Cup Trophy?
Genesis is offering primary and intermediate schools the chance to win an America’s Cup Trophy experience and $3,000 worth of science, technology, engineering and maths equipment.
Four prizes are up for grabs – two each in the North and South Island. The winning schools will win a fun, interactive and educational experience, including seeing the America’s Cup Trophy up close.
Schools enter by getting their students to use their energy and Kiwi ingenuity to decorate their school in a way that shows their support for Emirates Team New Zealand, then sharing a photo or video of this on the School-gen site.
Once entries have closed, schools need to get their local community to vote for them. A panel of judges will choose the final winning schools from the top five schools in each Island.
Head to the competition page for more details, including Terms & Conditions.
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