Investigate key concepts around energy transformation and efficiency. Sensors included.
- 1x Renewable Energy Kit
- 1x Wireless Voltage Sensor
- 1x Wireless Current Sensor
See the Buying Guide for this item's required, recommended, and additional accessories.
This bundle includes the Renewable Energy Kit and two sensors. Students can investigate key concepts around energy transformation and factors that affect the efficiency of wind turbines and solar (photovoltaic) cells. The setup is easy and can be done in the classroom or lab for fast results.
Using PASCO sensors for voltage and current, students can explore the following concepts:
- Effect of angle, light intensity, and temperature of solar cell output
- Calculating solar cell and wind turbine efficiency
- The effect of number of blades, length, pitch, and shape on wind turbine power output
- Energy transformation, power curves, and efficiency
After exploring these concepts, students will be challenged to create a design for either solar or wind power that maximizes energy output under a given set of conditions. This is a great way to leverage the knowledge they’ve acquired for an engineering design challenge and bring STEM into your classroom.
This product requires PASCO software for data collection and analysis. We recommend the following option(s). For more information on which is right for your classroom, see our Software Comparison: SPARKvue vs. Capstone »
This product can connect directly to your computer or device with the following technologies. No Interface required. See the following guide for details regarding device compatibility: Wireless Bluetooth Product Compatibility »
|Parts Available Separately||P/N||Price|
|Renewable Energy Kit||SE-7611||$102|
|Renewable Energy Extension Bundle||PS-7613A||$297|
Lab Activities & Experiments
|11 SPARKlabs with Student Activity PDFs||58.25 MB|