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Saturday Physics Follow-up Workshop: Electricity, Magnetism, and Power Production

  • Southridge High School (Room C204) 9625 Southwest 125th Avenue Beaverton, OR, 97008 United States (map)

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