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 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.
KEY LEARNING VALUES
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.