Alternative Energies

Purpose and Objectives: The STEM Alternative Energy course introduces learners to the basic principles of energy such as the forms of energy, renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy, and energy conservation. Furthermore, students will be challenged by participating in many …

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Purpose and Objectives:

The STEM Alternative Energy course introduces learners to the basic principles of energy such as the forms of energy, renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy, and energy conservation. Furthermore, students will be challenged by participating in many activities to explore technologies used to convert renewable energy.

Particularly target: students from 12 – 18 years old

Knowledge

  • Identify the importance of energy, sources of energy and the difference between renewable and nonrenewable energy
  • Define primary and secondary energy
  • Explore some more types of clean energy
  • Understand the operation of the system used to capture energy and convert it into a useable form
  • Recognize environmental impacts of energy technologies

Skills

  • Enhance learners’ practice skills, carefulness and patience.
  • Explore the impact of wind speed and blade angle on the electric power produced by a windmill
  • Record the light intensity and measure the output voltage of the solar cell

Course Curriculum

Time: 4 weeks

    Session 1: Solar Cell 0

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    Session 2: Wind Turbine 0

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    Session 3: Fuel Cell 0

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    Session 4: Active Solar System 0

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