Kinetic Energy: Car Design
Fourth graders participate in a discussion about kinetic and potential energy. They work in groups to design and construct a car using plastic plates, pencils, rubber bands, card stock and balloons. Students write observations about their work.
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Generating Ideas for Electricity Generation
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...
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Do Solar Panels Work?
What are those shiny things that people are installing on the roofs of their houses? Learn about the structure, function, and logistics of solar panels, as well as the challenges of using the sun's energy as our exclusive power source on...
5 mins 4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Racing with the Sun: Creating a Solar Car
As the cost of oil continues to rise and the environmental impacts of emissions become more widespread, the demand for alternative energy sources for cars is huge. In an engaging and challenging week-long instructional activity, your...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable