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 are invited to work in teams to design and build the most effective and efficient wind turbine using recycled material. They are guided through the engineering design process to test, investigate and improve the amount of energy that can be produced. They will identify variables within the challenge and how these can affect the efficiency of the turbines.
*2 hour session
* local schools only