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Using Waste Heat to Generate Electricity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High school energy enthusiasts will be able to explain how thermal energy that is a byproduct of industry can be used as an alternative way to generate electricity. After some discussion, brainstorming, listening to podcasts, and...
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Investigation: Windmill Competition

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A wind turbine will be constructed with two different sizes of rotor blades. In an experiment, future engineers find out if there is a difference in the power output based on amount of weight that can be moved with the turbine. 
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How is Flowing Water an Energy Source? Activity A

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here is a fun little exploration of the potential energy potential of falling water. Learners drop water from various heights using a straw, and they analyze the diameter of the splash. Pair this with two more activities of the same...
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Solar Kit Lesson #7 - Positioning Solar Panels I: Explorations with Tracking

For Teachers 6th - 9th
In this first part of a two-part lesson, learners track and record the sun's azimuth using a solar panel. They graph and analyze the data to identify relationships among the time of day, the altitude and azimuth of the sun, and the...
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Renewable Energy Guide for Buildings

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Practical application of concepts taught in science make them stick with learners for years to come. Here, high schoolers read about energy efficient building methods and then experiment with insulation and passive solar heating....
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Wind Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What a wonderful way to explore wind power! Through this activity, learners get a background in the history of wind power, create their own wind turbine, and the test their designs. This is a terrific way to tie scientific principles to...
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Hydrogen and Electrolysis

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Electrify your science class with this simple electrolysis experiment. After first reading about hydrogen and its potential as an alternative energy source, a demonstration is performed showing young scientists how water molecules can be...
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Stakeholder Debate: Wind Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Decide whether or not wind energy is the best resource for a town in a role-playing debate. Different groups take up the position of stakeholders on both sides of the argument. You will appreciate the materials and support provided in...
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Investigation: Waves and Whistles

For Students 6th - 9th
Wave goodbye to the same old demonstrations for alternative energy sources, and wave hello to this one investigating ocean waves! Using a water bottle to create an oscillating water column, learners see and possibly hear how the...
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Investigation: Geothermal Power

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Engineers construct a steam-powered turbine as a demonstration of geothermal energy in action! 
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Fuel Cell Experimentation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
With rising oil prices and increasing concerns over global warming, the pressure is on for engineers to develop alternative sources of energy. Among the new technologies being developed are hydrogen fuel cells, which young scientists...
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Investigation: Concept Mapping Alternative Fuels

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Accompanying this graphic organizer activity are a complete reading assignment on alternative fuels and a chart of their characteristics to use as reference. These high-quality resources will be a valuable addition to your energy unit.
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How is Flowing Water an Energy Source? Activity C

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Can the force of falling water through a tube vary by altering the diameter of the tube or its height? That is what physical scientists aim to discover in this activity, the third in successively more revealing activities on the power of...
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How Can Work Be Done with Water Power? Activity C

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Third in a set of lessons regarding reservoirs, dams, and hydropower, this involves a two-day hydropower plant simulation. Collaborative groups build, maintain, and finance the plant. The transparency of the reservoir setup can be...
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Alternative Energy Project

For Teachers 6th - 11th
On day one, alternative energy enthusiasts research a form of energy that can help the US minimize reliance on fossil fuels. On day two, they design an advertisement, and on the following days, they prepare a sales pitch to the president...
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Renewables Workshop

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Youngsters examine resource maps to find out which states are using solar and wind power and discuss as a class various other renewable energy sources. They use a provided data table to record pros and cons to each technology, build and...
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Generating Ideas for Electricity Generation

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Electricity is an integral part of our daily lives, but many energy sources are damaging the environment. Young engineers read about innovations in alternative energy sources, then work in groups to design and build a model of a system...
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Study Jams! Renewable Fuels

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
A single slide introduces each of the following renewable energy sources: hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, solar, tidal, and biomass. This provides a succinct overview that you can use as a visual aid when you first introduce alternative...
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Cambridge Ideas - How Many Lightbulbs?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans have become addicted to fossil fuels. From pumping oil into our cars, to burning natural gas to heat our water, or using coal to create electricity that lights our homes, we are constantly relying on these nonrenewable resources....
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Do It Yourself Weather Vane

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Introduce the idea of wind power. Have your class make a simple weather vane with a plastic straw, tape, a pencil, and other items found in your class. This film could be used to explore wind power and alternative energy sources.
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Do It Yourself Weather Vane

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Introduce the idea of wind power. Have your class make a simple weather vane with a plastic straw, tape, a pencil, and other items found in your class. This film could be used to explore wind power and alternative energy sources.
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Electricity From All Kinds of Renewable Sources

For Teachers 6th - 12th
On a bold, computer-generated animation of a landscape appears a city, power plants, wind turbines, and smaller, decentralized combined heat and power (CHP) plants. The intent is to show how CHP plants can be incorporated into the energy...
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Intro to Fuel Cells

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If you have a Hoffman apparatus or some other hydrolysis equipment, you can carry out this plan with your high schoolers. Through it, chemistry stars discover how redox reactions can serve as a possible source of electrical energy. They...
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Cell Wall Chemistry of Biofuel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Throughout this five-day activity, emerging environmentalists explore the use of ethanol as an alternative renewable energy source. On days two and three, they actually hydrolyze cornstarch and make colorimetric analyses. Be aware that...