Are you ready to teach green energy technologies and help your students develop their environmental awareness?
This classroom package can be used as a key part of your science, engineering, design or technology courses. The included hardware, software, and curriculum material take a blended learning approach to teaching Green Technologies with applied STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities throughout.
Demand for energy is rising all over the world, while fossil fuel resources are dwindling and the climate is being adversely affected. Meanwhile the specter of climate change is looming. Science and technology can provide innovative solutions that will be needed to tackle these issues. Today’s students will need a firm grounding in the scientific and engineering principles that underpin these technologies, if they are to contribute to the future of sustainable energy.
- Identify how the majority of global power generation is produced using fossil fuels
- Recognize the need for sustainable energy resources
- Investigate the science and impact of climate change
- Use solar panels to generate electricity
- Use a wind turbine to generate electricity
- Build a model wind farm or solar farm and evaluate their performance
- Fuel Cells: Use fuel cell technology to extract hydrogen from water
- Fuel cells: Use a hydrogen fuel cell system to power various devices
- Plus many more…
Some of the questions addressed by the experimental curriculum include the following and more:
- How does heat, shade, and tilt angle affect the solar panels performance?
- Which is the best number of blades on a wind turbine?
- How do the shape of blade and the pitch angle of the blades affect the wind turbines performance and output power?
- How to measure the RPM speed of wind turbines and how does this relate to output power?
- How to track the maximum power point for solar panels, wind turbines, and hydrogen fuel cells?
- How can solar and wind energy be harnessed to produce hydrogen?
- How to determine the minimum voltage required for water decomposition?
- How do fuel cells generate electricity from hydrogen and oxygen?
- What is the result of connecting multiple solar panels, wind turbines, and fuel cells, in parallel and in series, and how does this affect the voltage, current, and output power of the system?
- What would be needed to run your school using solar, wind, or hydrogen?