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Solar StructuresAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how the power of the sun can be harnessed to heat and cool a building.
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.
Going for a Spin: Making a Model Steam Turbine
In this activity, learners explore how various energy sources can be used to cause a turbine to rotate.
Using Solar Energy
In this activity, learners discover how solar energy can be used to heat water.
Learners build a wind turbine and test it to see how much energy is created.
Build Your Own Solar OvenAdd to list Details
Learners follow directions to construct a solar oven that really cooks! The solar oven uses aluminum foil to reflect sunlight into a cooking chamber, which is painted black.
Learners will build and experiment with their own windmills made from simple household materials.
Solar Water Heater
Learners work in teams to design and build solar water heating devices that mimic those used in residences to capture energy in the form of solar radiation and convert it to thermal energy.
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.
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.
In this activity, learners investigate passive solar building design with a focus solely on heating.
As the Rotor Turns: Wind Power and You
In this engineering activity, learners will get acquainted with the basics of wind energy and power production by fabricating and testing various blade designs for table-top windmills constructed from
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.
Community Wind Project
In this thought-provoking activity, learners plan a hypothetical project to build and operate wind turbines in their community.
Stabilization Wedges Game
This game introduces learners to the scale of the greenhouse gas problem, plus technologies that already exist to dramatically reduce our carbon emissions and prevent climate change.
Build Your Own Hydroelectric GeneratorAdd to list Details
Learners follow directions to construct a water-powered electrical generator using a turbine made from plastic spoons.