Green Energy Activities
Tags: Alternative Energy, Earth Science, Physics, Easy Lab Activities
I was surfing on Diggdot.us and came upon a site that talked about different types of wind turbines. This piqued my interest since I plan to buy a home in the near future and the City that I live in houses often do not have large enough lots to build the traditional fan blade type wind turbine and I am interested in fitting the house that I will buy to be able to generate some electricity. Granted it would not be enough to get me off the gird. However every little bit helps and it would be nice to be able to do my part and work towards a solution of a cleaner and more environmental friendly home.
Re-energy.ca is a Canadian website that is working on educating Middle to High School students about how alternative energy resources work through informational resources, links, and most importantly hands on activities. They have various lesson plans to teach about, solar energy, wind energy, hydroelectric energy and more topics. They have very well written plans for students to build various devices to demonstrate how each type of alternate energy works.
I was just hired to teach in a very large school district and I am not sure what subjects I will be teaching. Whatever I end up teaching I'm sure that I will probably use some of their resources in my lessons.