Electricity, Magnetism, and Power Production
This workshop engages participants in an NGSS-aligned learning progression culminating in a student-designed 50-Year Energy Plan. We begin with the phenomenon of a speaker, transition to electric guitars, and then scale up to generators. To explore how generators harness energy in nature, students engage in the practices of engineering as they design wind turbines and optimize solar cells. Creating a rubric to evaluate large scale power production then launches us into climate science. Putting it all together, students consider many real world constraints and complete their 50-Year Energy Plan.
Target Audience: Classroom High School Teachers
Course Fee: Free