Energy@EDU Kit

PS-2253

The Energy@EDU Kit includes everything shown here. The included scientific sensors and renewable energy equipment support the Energy@EDU Initiative.

Overview

This kit of wireless sensors and renewable energy investigation equipment is offered to support the Energy@EDU Initiative of the Millennium@EDU Sustainable Education Foundation.

 

The Energy@EDU Initiative seeks to promote global energy literacy, helping students develop a solid foundation in concepts around renewable energy production and energy conservation through hands-on student experimentation.

The Energy@EDU Initiative is aligned with Sustainable Development Goal #7 of the United Nations, Affordable and Clean Energy.

Millennium@EDU Sustainable Education is a key partner of the UNESCO Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development, and its Energy@EDU initiative is a Commitment to the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative of the United Nations and World Bank. 

For more information on the Energy@EDU Kit please email:

millenniumEDU@pasco.com

For more information on the Energy@EDU Initiative or Millennium@EDU Sustainable Development, please see:
MillenniumEDU.org/energyEDU

Includes

Wireless Voltage Sensor(PS-3211)

Wireless Current Sensor(PS-3212)

Wireless Temperature Sensor(PS-3201)

Wind Turbine and generator

12 blades (2 different lengths)

2 tower sizes

STEM adapters for student-designed blades(6)

1W solar cell

LED bulb

Accessories

About the SPARKvue App

The SPARKvue Appenables live data collection from sensors so that students can see in real time important measurements of the world around them, including not just energy, but many physical, chemical, biological and environmental concepts.

Sample Data: In this investigation, students scientifically measure the effect of Number of Blades vs. Energy Output. Students can also investigate the effect of blade length and blade pitch—or even test their own blade designs.

SPARKvue Connect: The Connect capability in SPARKvue allows sensor data collected by one user to simultaneously stream to multiple connected users in real time. Students in different classrooms, different schools, even different countries can experience an experiment together. Live data shared to all connected student devices—in real time.

Works with your devices: SPARKvue can be installed on Tablets, Smart Phones, Laptop or Desktop computers—all featuring the same user experience.

Experiments

Energy Basics 

  • Understanding energy transformation
    • Learn how one type of energy can be converted into another. Observe energy transformations that produce electricity.
    • Uses Temperature Sensor, Voltage Sensor
  • What is electricity?
    • Determine the relationship between voltage and current while studying electricity in a solar-powered circuit.
    • Uses Voltage Sensor, Current Sensor
  • Power and Energy
    • Distinguish between power and energy. Measure voltage and current to produce a graphical representation of power and energy.
    • Uses Voltage Sensor, Current Sensor

Solar and Photovoltaics

  • How do Solar Panels Work?
    • Investigate how electromagnetic energy interacts with a solar panel surface to generate electricity.
    • Uses Voltage Sensor
  • Solar Panel Performance
    • Investigate how panel angle, cloud cover, and dust affect solar panel output.
    • Uses Voltage Sensor
  • Load and Solar Panels
    • Explore how loads affect voltage, current, resistance, and power in a solar-powered circuit.
    • Uses Voltage Sensor, Current Sensor
  • Heat and Solar Panels
    • Discover how temperature is related to solar panel output.
    • Uses Voltage Sensor, Current Sensor

Wind Turbines 

  • Wind Speeds and Energy Output
    • Understand the relationship between wind speed and turbine output.
    • Uses Voltage Sensor
  • Blade Design and Energy Output
    • Investigate the impact of blade length, pitch and number of blades on energy output.
    • Uses Voltage Sensor, Current Sensor
  • STEM Challenge
    • Design the most efficient wind turbine for a given wind speed
    • Uses Voltage Sensor, Current Sensor