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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.
You Can't Take It With YouAdd to list Details
This activity models the necessary balance of creating power and cleaning up its associated waste. Learners participate in a game where they attempt to move forward toward a goal.
Making a Battery from a Potato
In this electrochemistry activity, young learners and adult helpers create a battery from a potato to run a clock.
Learners build a wind turbine and test it to see how much energy is created.
Power Up!Add to list Details
In this online game, learners must purchase power plants for their city.
The Best Dam Simulation Ever
This online simulation game explores the different consequences of water levels on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.
Forward-Reverse SwitchAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build a switch to turn electrical circuits on and off.
Learners discover that soap can be used to power a boat. Learners make a simple, flat boat model, put it in water, and then add a drop of detergent at the back of the boat.
Working with WatermillsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how watermills have helped harness energy from water through the ages.
Racing with the Sun: Creating a Solar Car
Learners use engineering design principles to construct and test a fully solar-powered car. Solar car kits usually include a photovoltaic cell and motor; some include a chassis as well.
Wind Turbine Blade Design
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.
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Tug O' War) is a full inquiry investigation into tug-of-war physics. Groups of learners will test two tug-of-war strategies.
Mini VortexAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will build an air cannon out of simple materials you can find around the house. Although air is invisible to the eye, it is not by any means empty space!
A Model Nuclear Power Plant Steam Turbine
In this activity (on pages 20-23 of PDF), learners build a model of a power plant using simple materials.
Community Wind Project
In this thought-provoking activity, learners plan a hypothetical project to build and operate wind turbines in their community.
Propeller-Powered CarAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners construct cars that are powered by hand-made, electric propellers.
MarsBound!: Mission to the Red Planet
MarsBound! is an engineering simulation activity in which learners use realistic techniques to plan a mission to Mars.
In this physics activity (page 8-9 of the PDF), learners will explore wind energy. They will build their own windmill and see how energy from wind can be converted into a useable form.
Balloon CarAdd to list Details
Build a car that runs on air. Using household materials, experiment with the power of air to create thrust powerful enough to move a homemade car.
Solar CookerAdd to list Details
Learners build a simple solar oven from a shoebox, black construction paper, and aluminum foil. Over the course of a few hours, the oven heats up water enough to brew tea.