This The Energy Lab Interactive interactive also includes:
Changing from non-renewable energy to a renewable energy source is quite a challenge—is your class up to the test? Young engineers examine the energy needs of five different cities using an interactive. After determining the best option based on their chosen city's location, individuals run the simulator and see if they can power the city within its budget constraints.
- Include the simulation in an energy unit or as an engineering design challenge
- Assess the lesson by setting a goal of how much students' systems save in terms of carbon dioxide emissions
- Plan sufficient computer and Internet time for individuals to design their systems
- Lets pupils create an account to see how their designs compare to others across the country
- Resource places realistic constraints on system designs to illustrate how engineers must work to balance costs, resources, and efficiency