In Renewable Energy with Vernier
, students learn about renewable energy, experiment with variables affecting power output from model wind turbines and solar panels, and engage in engineering projects such as building a wind farm or a solar charger to meet certain design criteria.
Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), all of the experiments are designed to support students in three-dimensional learning. Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts are identified for each experiment within the Instructor pages.
Many of the experiments use the Go Direct® Energy Sensor
and the Vernier Variable Load
, two products that were designed to measure the power and energy output of renewable energy sources. The experiments also use the KidWind Advanced Wind Experiment Kits
, KidWind 2V solar panels
, KidWind SimpleGEN
, Go Direct Voltage
, and Solar Thermal Exploration Kit