Australia is one of the most energy hungry nations in the world – what are the ongoing effects of our energy generation and energy consumption? What will our future energy look like?

In this program students are introduced to the importance of Earth’s renewable resources and the major role energy plays in our daily lives. They gain an understanding of how energy continually transforms from one form to another and how we can generate it in a more sustainable manner. 

Students are guided through a series of hands-on investigations on energy generation and energy transformations. Students work in teams to design and build the most effective and efficient wind turbine using recycled material. 

In this program students will:

  • explore their current understanding of energy generation and reflect upon Australia’s contributions to global warming
  • work collaboratively as design engineers to plan, build, test and modify a wind turbine
  • identify variables within the challenge and how these can effect design efficiency and output.

*2 hour session
* local schools only

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