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All student activities and teacher's guides open as a downloadable .pdf in a new window. Each guide consists of national standards, detailed instructions, materials needed, and activity answers.
Objective: To introduce students to wind power as an alternative energy source and to understand how a turbine’s design and wind speed affect how much electricity is produced
Skills: Making hypotheses, predicting, observing, collecting data, comparing, drawing conclusions
Feel the Heat
Objective: Students will construct passive solar energy collectors to study how absorption of solar radiation takes place.
Skills: Making hypothesis, reading charts, predicting, observing, collecting data, interpreting data, graphing, comparing, drawing conclusions
Objective: To introduce students to ethanol, an alternative fuel made from agricultural products, such as corn or cellulose materials
Skills: Reading comprehension, calculating, analytical thinking
Objective: Students will better understand one method of producing hydrogen for use in fuel cell technology by performing a physical-science experiment demonstrating how hydrogen atoms and oxygen atoms can be separated from water molecules.
Skills: Making hypotheses, predicting, observing, and drawing conclusions
What's Up With Wind?
Objective: To inform students about renewable energy sources
Dear Energy Expert
Objective: To provide information on two different energy forms: solar power and hydrogen fuel