This add-on set allows students to learn about and understand renewable energy sources, including: solar energy, wind energy and hydro energy. As well as the functionality and capability of of solar cells, wind turbines and hydro-electric power plants.
The Renewable Energy Add-On Set can be used with the Simple & Powered Machines Set and LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3.
The accompanying curriculum pack includes new lesson plans and problem-solving activities, as well as teacher guides and student worksheets. This set includes a solar panel, turbine blades, a motor/generator, LED lights, an extension wire, a LEGO® Energy Meter, and building instructions for six real-life LEGO models. When connected to the MINDSTORMS EV3 brick, the energy meter works as a sensor and can be used for both programming and data logging. Students will learn about and understand renewable energy sources, including: solar-, wind- and hydro-energy. As well as the function of solar cells, wind turbines and hydro power plants.
They reflect, design and re-design the functionality of their models, and present their findings. Students build the models together, each focusing on their part of the model – strengthening their 21st-century skills in collaboration and communication.
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