Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

Investigate ways to conserve natural resources using the Engineering Design Process

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Course
Course
STEM EDA
Subjects
Subjects
Engineering
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
6
7
8
Duration (hours)
Duration (Approx hours)
15
Overview
Students investigate natural and man-made resources, how humans use these resources, and the factors influencing product design, energy conservation, and community development.
Standards
MS-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-4 Engineering Design
Cyber Connections
Networks and Internet
Section Title
Lessons
Accordion Items
Title
Explore Alternative Energy
Content

Students research fundamental principles related to three types of solar cookers. Students design, build, and test a solar cooker that utilizes the sun’s energy to cook two dishes.

Title
Discover Alternative Energy
Content

In preparation for colonizing a newly discovered planet, students are part of a team assigned to distribute energy resources over the landscape. Students must then test their designs as they run simulations of events that could potentially happen over the next four years.

Title
Apply Alternative Energy
Content

Students investigate methods of heating and rooms in a home without using electricity. Students design and build a two-room unit that uses the sun to heat one room and maintain a set temperature in the other.

Section Title
Materials
Cards
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Explore Alt Energy

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Discover Alt Energy

Discovery Alternative Energy Kit

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Apply Alt Energy

Apply Alternative Energy Kit

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