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Working with Wind EnergyAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how wind energy can be generated on both a large and small scale.
In this activity, learners are challenged to design and construct a windmill to harness the power of wind.
Aluminum-Air Battery: Foiled again!
Construct a simple battery that's able to power a small light or motor out of foil, salt water, and charcoal. A helpful video, produced by the Exploratorium, guides you along on this activity.
The Carbon Cycle and its Role in Climate Change: Activity 3
In this activity, learners explore the human influences on the carbon cycle and examine how fossil fuels release carbon.
Using Solar Energy
In this activity, learners discover how solar energy can be used to heat water.
Geothermal Power Plant Model
In this activity, learners make a model of a power plant that uses steam. Learners use simple materials like foil, a tin can, and a pot of water to model a geothermal power plant.
Investigating and Using Biomass GasesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will be introduced to biomass gasification and will generate their own biomass gases.
Working with WatermillsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how watermills have helped harness energy from water through the ages.
Wind Power: Creating a Wind Generator
This lesson challenges groups of learners to design and construct a wind generator with the most electrical output.
Solar Cell SimulationAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners model the flow of energy from the sun as it enters a photovoltaic cell, moves along a wire and powers a load.
Wind Turbine Blade DesignAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners design, build and test wind turbines. Learners go through the design process and use the scientific method to test important blade variables.
Waves: An Alternative Energy Source
In this data analysis and environmental science activity, learners evaluate the feasibility of wave energy as a practical alternative energy source using ocean observing system (OOS) buoys.
Automotive Emissions and the Greenhouse Effect
In this activity about global climate change, learners will conduct an experiment and collect data to compare the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in four different sources of gases.
Reflective Solar Cooker
In this activity, learners use the Sun's energy to cook marshmallows. Learners construct the solar oven out of simple everyday materials.
Blowin' in the Wind
In this environmental engineering activity, learners build windmills using everyday items. The first challenge is to build windmills that spin when placed in front of a fan.