Students will read a story about wind energy and discuss how we can use wind turbines to capture and turn wind into energy for electricity. The students will discuss using renewable resources versus non-renewable resources to produce electricity. They will observe how the wind turbine will work.
Students will learn about the Power Grid and how it is used to produce electricity to their house. They will learn the different components of the grid and then manipulate the grid with TCIPG. Once the students learn how the grid works, they will build a power grid with their partner with squishy circuits, batteries and LED Lights.
Students will have a scenario to build a solar oven to cook a S’more. The teacher and students will discuss renewable versus non-renewable resources and the importance of solar energy. We use solar panels on houses now to help with the electricity to certain houses.