Renewable Energy Workshop

We dedicated our efforts in Spring 2009 to crafting a 2 day workshop on renewable energy.

Target audience: middle school students.

Workshop Goals

  • Appreciate diverse forms of energy and relate to everyday life experiences
    • Kinetic: Motion, Sound, Heat, Electricity
    • Potential: Chemical, Gravitational
  • Understand advantages and disadvantages of sources of energy for modern society
    • Fossil Fuels, Solar, Wind, Hydropower
  • Experience hands-on construction of several electrical generators in team settings
    • Fruit-based battery
    • Solar cell
    • Wind turbine
    • Hydropower
  • Cultivate basic skills and concepts in electrical engineering
    • Interpret voltage, current and other measurements in real-world setting


Mike Hughes,
Sep 14, 2009, 9:45 PM
Mike Hughes,
Sep 14, 2009, 9:51 PM