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58 resources with the concept generating electricity

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Off the Grid

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
A unit on solar energy begins with pupils researching vocabulary terms related to electric currents. They then use a multimeter to measure the voltage and current for a solar module before calculating power and efficiency. Fun, hands-on...
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TeachEngineering: Photovoltaic Efficiency

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many factors affect the power output of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. Four lessons and activities provide young engineers with the background information they need to design, build, and test photovoltaic systems.
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Cost Effective Solar Cells

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let the sunshine in! Fourteen lessons comprise a unit study of solar energy, its advantages and disadvantages, and advancements in solar energy technology. Class members learn about principles of energy conversion, research how to make...
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Solar vs. Wind Energy

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Power up! A series of six lessons introduce middle schoolers to the different types of energy. PowerPoints, activities, and hands-on experiments teach young electrical engineers the difference between energy and power, as well as the...
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WindWise Education Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine a world powered by wind! The 19 lessons in a curriculum set provide young environmental scientists the information they need to imagine just that. The set begins with a lesson on the difference between forms of energy and...
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College Physics for AP® Courses

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Take a look at an organized physics course. The 34-section electronic textbook covers material in AP® Physics 1 and 2. Teachers use the text to supplement lectures and have the class work through the labs. Each section contains multiple...
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World's First Electric Generator

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Michael Faraday built the first electric generator more than 180 years ago. People on the street explore the same concepts pupils do while watching the informative video. An explanation of the scientific principles behind magnetism,...
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The Grid

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Upper graders form a "Presidential Task Force," and attempt to make recommendations concerning the future of the national power grid. After a teacher-led discussion which proves that our nation's energy consumption will soon outpace our...
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Forms of Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students complete a series of activities related to forms of energy. In this energy lesson, students look at forms of energy in their school, how energy is conserved and used efficiently, how magnets are used to generate electricity, and...
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Renewable Energy Panel

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewPlan a panel on public policy. On the first day of lessons, scholars identify local government planners and create questions to ask regarding renewable energy and infrastructure. On the second day, they conduct the panel and learn about...
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Hot Shots and Hot Jobs: Powering Up with Renewable Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
New ReviewImagine being a part of the hot new field of renewable energy! A short video details a few of the many job opportunities for those interested in the infrastructure of the systems that provide the power we use daily.
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Biolite - Fire to Phone Charging

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Provide the spark to foster a love of science. Instructors perform a demonstration that uses a camping stove to generate electricity to charge a phone. Pupils use data from the experiment to the calculate the efficiency of the stove....
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Solar Panel Data Sharing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's important to share—especially in science. Pupils share the data on voltage, current, and resistance they recorded when they built circuits with solar cells in a previous instructional activity. They discuss the results with the...
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Engaging with Solar Panels

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Build a fan and become a fan of solar power. The second of 14 lessons in the Cost Effective Solar Cells unit has learners first construct circuits with solar cells to power a fan, a motor, and an LED. They then test their circuits both...
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Solar Energy Equity and Sustainability

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Generate some knowledge about generating electricity. Pupils first read several articles to learn about solar energy, its advantages and disadvantages, and advancements in technology related to solar cells. They then have a class...
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Variables Affecting Solar Power

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Determine the best energy generator. Groups play with a photovoltaic cell to determine the variables that affect its energy output. The teams investigate a variable to determine the optimum performance of the solar cell. Pupils compare...
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Variables Affecting Wind Turbine Power

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Design the best from the best. Groups work together to come up with the best configuration of different variables that affect a wind turbine. The teams choose from several variables such as the number of blades, the angle of the blades,...
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Three Ways to Generate Electricity

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Get your hands on electricity. Pupils investigate magnetic fields and make the connection to generators in the fourth lesson in a series of six lessons on wind versus solar energy. Learners use a small electric motor as a generator to...
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A Teaching Unit on Electricity

For Teachers 4th
It's the invisible energy most people take for granted. Explore the properties of electricity in a complete three-week unit. Learners first manipulate circuits, then experiment with electromagnetism, and finally discover different...
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Proportional Scaling

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
It is not as simple as scaling. MIT researchers explain that a micro engine cannot just be a proportional scaling of a working larger engine. The Math at the Core: Ratios resource compares the proportions involved with the surface area...
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Solar Panel

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Solar panels are everywhere! How do they work? Energize the class with an interactive that explains the magic of solar energy. The simple click-through demonstration shows how photons are captured and converted to a usable source of...
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Being a Safety Star (Stage 3)

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
A spark of static electricity contains up to 3,000 volts, while a lightning strike contains around 3,000,000 volts. To understand electricity, its power, and the safety considerations relating to it learners engage in a comprehensive...
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Solar Power

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
One day's worth of sunlight can supply everyone on Earth with electricity for a year! Why, then, do we find ourselves in an energy crisis? Shine a light on solar energy with a short lesson and video. As part of a larger energy unit from...
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Toward a Smarter Grid

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Did you realize that the latest innovations in technology get their electrical power from a system that's 100 years old? Help pupils make sense of the power grid using a short video and related questions. The lesson, part of NOVA's...