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Energy for Tomorrow Edukit

Energy for Tomorrow Edukit

Students discover how energy is produced in today’s world. They take part in hands-on activities on the basics of electromagnetism, and conduct experiments using renewable electrical energy sources. Students learn how to read and draw a basic wiring diagram, and experiment with series and parallel circuits.

Program Description

This bilingual Edukit consists of eight modules:

  1. Energy — Explore the basic concepts of energy, such as where energy comes from, the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources, and energy transformation.
  2. Magnetism — Discover how magnetic fields weaken with distance, demonstrate that magnets have a north pole and a south pole, and experiment with attraction and repulsion.
  3. Discovering Electromagnetism — Create an electromagnet, and discover how the number of coils and type of core material determine an electromagnet’s strength.
  4. Faraday’s Induction Coil — Learn about Michael Faraday’s discovery of electromagnetic induction, and see how induction has become the foundation for all motors and generators used today.
  5. Assembling an Electric Motor (Class Project) — See Faraday’s induction in action. Explore the transformation of energy when powering a motor with electricity, and see how electricity is produced when turning the motor shaft.
  6. Simple Circuits — Draw circuit diagrams using the proper electrical symbols and conventions, and make circuit connections using materials supplied with this kit.
  7. Series and Parallel Circuits — Experiment with series and parallel circuits, learning the characteristics of each.
  8. The Production of Electrical Energy — Design experiments involving the production of electrical energy, using materials such as a 6-volt battery, a hand-crank generator, a wind generator, and a solar panel.

Interactive Props

  • magnets and iron filings
  • induction coil
  • electric motor
  • wind generator
  • electromagnetic kits
  • hand-crank generator
  • solar cell
  • circuit-making materials: alligator clips, single- and double-throw switches, light bulbs, and sockets

Additional Information and Learning Aids

  • extensive manual for teachers, including background material, templates, and lesson plans for activities
  • packing guide

The Edukit comes in a sturdy case on wheels.

Dimensions: 63 cm x 49 cm x 35 cm (25" x 20" x 14")
Weight: 20 kg (44 lbs.)

Fees:

$129 for one month (includes outbound shipping and handling)

Reservations:

To reserve this Edukit, call 1-866-442-4416 (toll-free in Canada).

For more information, contact contact@techno-science.ca.

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