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Evaluating the Effects of Local Energy Resource Development
This is a semester-long, jigsaw project for a class of 20 to 25 students that has students work in teams to explore the effects of energy resource development on local water resources, economics and society.
Energy Gallery Walk
This is a cooperative learning activity using the Gallery Walk Strategy (strategy from the Starting Point Gallery Walk web pages) to enrich student understanding of the complex nature of solving our nation's ...
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Structural Analysis of a Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy System
This project applies basic geologic skills to the development of a geothermal electrical generation system. I use it in a structural geology, but it would be applicable to any intermediate to advanced level course ...
Dam the Wilderness: Building "Green Hydropower" on Big Creek
Students exercise knowledge of how dams impact physical and biological systems to try to design a dam that minimizes its impacts while still meeting power production and water diversion requirements.
Energy Hog Advertising Campaign
Students are asked to design an alternative to the Energy Hog Ads developed by the Depatment of Energy. This advertising campaign was launched in 2004 to encourage children and their parents to engage in energy ...
Using Lab Measurements to Determine the Feasibility of a Photovoltaic Panel
Using Lab Measurements to determine the power output of a solar module and the economic feasibility of photovoltaic panels
Offshore wind or offshore oil?
An introductory environmental science project tasking students with comparing offshore oil and wind power development.
Students' Evaluation of Competing Alternative Energy Options for a Sustainability Assessment
A group exercise in trying to understand the many attributes that contribute to an overall assessment of sustainability for alternative energy projects.
Powering the Future
This paper introduces a card exercise which allows students to make decisions about how best to provide electrical power to their country. Students must make choices between renewable and non-renewable electricity ...
Back of the Envelope Calculations: Renewable Energy
This is an example of a back of the envelope calculation of the payback period for a renewable energy installation.
Electrical Analysis of Wind Power
For this experiment, students use a DC motor as a generator and various shaped turbine designs to test which design produces the most electrical power. Using a fan to generate the "wind", students attach ...
Investigating Renewable Energy Data from Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels
DATA: Soltrex Online Data. TOOL: Microsoft Excel. SUMMARY: Examine solar energy generation; explore websites that monitor and report solar energy production from panels at many different locations; and consider how much of a school's or home's energy needs could be supplied by solar power.
Communications Booster: The Great "LOCAL AND RENEWABLE" Energy Debate: Adapting Lessons for Place-based Politics and Student-centered Learning
Dan Steinberg, Princeton UniversitySerena Poli, Eastern Michigan UniversityNicole Colston, Oklahoma State University This page builds on the CLEAN reviewed activities Evaluating the Effects of Local Energy ...
The Great Energy Debate
This lesson plan explores the energy debate in the U.S. Students will hold a mock congressional committee meeting and make decisions about public lands and energy resources. -
Selecting Sites for Renewable Energy Projects
Students use Google Earth to investigate appropriate locations for a variety of renewable energy projects in the United States. These include projects that use solar energy, bioenergy, hydroelectricity, tidal power, wind energy, wave energy, and geothermal energy.
Power Generation Town Council
This activity is an opportunity for students to explore civil government and to present what they have learned about electric power generation in a persuasive manner
Researching, constructing, and testing (student made) Solar Ovens
This activity requires students to research, design, construct, and test a solar oven. Students will collect data from their own individual oven to combine with research of "real-life" solar ovens in an activity ending scientific paper.