Sustainable Energy – The Future of Transportation

This course will facilitate students in their first steps to becoming a Sustainable Energy Engineer. Students will learn of the need for cleaner energy in our world and explore solutions that are already out there. Students will go through the Design Thinking Process to learn more about how energy is transferred from one form to another. They will also use the Design Thinking Process to come up with solutions to problems put forth by inquirers.

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This course will facilitate students in their first steps to becoming a Sustainable Energy Engineer. Students will learn of the need for cleaner energy in our world and explore solutions that are already out there. Students will go through the Design Thinking Process to learn more about how energy is transferred from one form to another. They will also use the Design Thinking Process to come up with solutions to problems put forth by inquirers.

This course is one of our flagship Tech Camp experiences, infused with hands-on, project-based learning, designed to equip students with 21st-century technology skills. Students will engage in real-world problem solving and collaborate with fellow students to create solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.

Computer:

  • Laptop or desktop computer running Windows or macOS that meets the minimum specifications of the hardware and software listed below.
  • Built-in or external microphone
  • Built-in or external speakers or headphones
  • Google Chrome browser
  • Additional computer screen/monitor (recommended)

Hardware:

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • understand the need for other forms of energy
  • practice going through the Design Thinking Process multiple times
  • create models of sustainable forms of transport
  • explore future options for transport

Students will create…

 

  • an efficient wind turbine
  • a zipline traveling airplane
  • a rubber band/vinegar+baking soda/solar powered car
  • a transportation of the future

Course content

Unit 1:
1.1 Welcome, Introductions & Intro to Climate Change
1.2 Types of Green Energy
1.3 Welcome to City X
1.4 Design Thinking Process Part 2

Unit 2:
2.1 Intro to Kinetic Energy & Wind Power
2.2 Factors Impacting Wind Power
2.3 Build Your Wind Turbine
2.4 Wind Turbine Competition

Unit 3:
3.1 Intro to Aerospace Engineering & Chemical Energy
3.2 Design an Airplane
3.3 Prototype and Test Your Airplane
3.4 Airplanes Competition

Unit 4:
4.1 Intro to Solar & Elastic Potential Energy
4.2a Rubber-band Powered Car
4.2b Vinegar & Baking Soda Powered Car
4.2c Solar Powered Car
4.3 Cars Competition

Unit 5:
5.1 Transportations of the Future
5.2 Design Your Own Transportation of the Future

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Info

  • Product Type: Tech Camps
  • Career Pathway: Robotics + Engineering
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  • Level:
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Age: 13-18
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  • Style: Teacher-led
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  • Certificate Awarded: Yes
  • Sustainable Energy – The Future of Transportation

    This course will facilitate students in their first steps to becoming a Sustainable Energy Engineer. Students will learn of the need for cleaner energy in our world and explore solutions that are already out there. Students will go through the Design Thinking Process to learn more about how energy is transferred from one form to another. They will also use the Design Thinking Process to come up with solutions to problems put forth by inquirers.

    This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

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    SKU: TCSE1 Categories: , , Tags: ,