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    The California Study, Inc.
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    In this activity, learners explore how various energy sources can be used to cause a turbine to rotate. Learners will construct a turbine that is not strong enough to operate an electrical...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    GreenLearning Canada
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    Learners follow directions to construct a water-powered electrical generator using a turbine made from plastic spoons. The model generates a surprising amount of electricity, enough to light a...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    PBS
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    In this activity, learners use a compass, powerful magnet, and copper magnet wire to build a special generator known as a dynamo. Learners observe what happens to the compass needle when the magnet...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    California Energy Commission
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    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. Learners use a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how watermills have helped harness energy from water through the ages. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own watermill out...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    New York Hall of Science
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    This lesson challenges groups of learners to design and construct a wind generator with the most electrical output. The lesson focuses on the engineering design process and how it is used to...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    WGBH
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    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...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how wind energy can be generated on both a large and small scale. Learners design and build a working windmill out of everyday products and learn about...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    NASA
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    In this two-part activity, learners work in pairs to examine the four basic stages of a turbine engine. During the first part of the lesson, learners visit three stations: Combustion, Compression,...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Thomas Alva Edison Foundation Inc.
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    In this activity (on pages 22-25 of PDF), learners build a model of a power plant using simple materials. The activity specifically refers to a nuclear reactor, but it is a good model for the way a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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