Students' and teachers' interests in renewable energy sources provide a stimulus for activities that clarify the nature of electricity and the process of generating it. Students build their own galvanometers to detect small electric currents.
Renewables are playing an increasing role in meeting the world's energy needs through the coming century. Electricity From Water, Wind & Sunlight focuses on various renewable energy sources, the technology behind them and what this means to the world we live in. Student learning is done through carefully crafted hands-on activities involving math, science and language arts.
(grades 4 - 6)
The roles of electric and hybrid vehicles are becoming a significant part of the national transportation equation. For the past decade, these technologies been a hot topic among legislators, automakers, and even teachers and students. Enterprise offers an exciting way to bring future drivers up to speed on the EV technology and the mechanics behind it.
Updated four times since the first edition in 1987, this popular and highly-regarded title gives students an overview of nine energy sources used to generate electricity, including coal, hydropower, petroleum, natural gas, nuclear power, renewables, and more. Students are asked to select an energy source to power a new generating plant, identifying the pros, cons, and tradeoffs of each choice. They learn what fuels different states and regions of North America use to generate electricity.