This exciting Renewable Energy Add-on Set allows students to learn about and understand renewable energy sources, including: solar energy, wind energy and hydro energy. As well as the functionality and capability of solar cells, wind turbines and hydro-electric power plants.
Students will explore energy supply, transfer, accumulation, conversion and consumption.
The Renewable Energy Add-On Set can be used with the Simple & Powered Machines Set and LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3.
Add the Renewable Energy Activity Pack for detailed lesson plans that cover solar, wind and hydro power. The Renewable Energy Activity Pack lets your students exploring renewable energy sources using hands-on LEGO models. Using the activities, they’ll Investigate energy supply, transfer, accumulation, conversion and consumption. And use measurements and data analysis to describe and explain outcomes and findings.
The set includes a solar panel, turbine blades, a motor/generator, LED lights, an extension wire and a LEGO Energy Meter.
When connected to a MINDSTORMS brick, the energy meter works as a sensor and can be used for both programming and data logging.
KEY LEARNING VALUES
With the Renewable Energy Add-on Set and Activity Pack, students will learn about and understand renewable energy sources, including: solar-, wind- and hydro-energy. As well as the function of solar cells, wind turbines and hydro power plants.
Using the Simple & Powered Machines solutions, students design and make models and then observe the behavior of their models. They reflect and re-design the functionality of their models, and then record and present their findings. Students build the models together, each focusing on their part of the model – strengthening their 21st-century skills in collaboration and communication.