Alternative Energy and Green Vehicle Technologies
With your students from Grade 9 and up, explore the basics of electrical circuitry by examining automotive technology. Lead hands-on demonstrations, teaching students about electric motors and combustion engines. Visualize how energy is recovered in hybrid-electric vehicles. Make biofuel, and measure exhaust gas emissions. Discover electrochemistry as you assemble a fuel-cell vehicle. (Created in collaboration with Transport Canada's ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles program)
This bilingual Edukit has four modules:
Module 1: Basic Electricity
Students explore basic electrical principles, as they discover the benefits of the 42-volt electrical architecture in vehicles.
Module 2: Electric Motors and Combustion Engines
Students examine electric motors, combustion engines and technologies designed to recover energy in hybrid-electric vehicles.
Module 3: Fuels and Emissions
Students make and burn a simple biofuel, measuring its exhaust gas emissions.
Module 4: Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Technologies
Students assemble a fuel-cell vehicle, and discover the potential that this technology has to offer in lowering emissions.
- Electrical Breadboards
- Circuit Boards
- Circuit-making materials: switches, light bulbs, buzzers, motors, resistors and fuses
- Hand Generator
- Steam Engine Working Model
- Electric Generator Working Model
- Demonstrators — flywheel
- Exhaust Gas Testing Equipment
- Hydrogen Car Working Model
- PEM Fuel Cells
Additional Information and Learning Aids
- Extensive manual for teachers, including background material, templates and lesson plans for activities
- Packing guide
- Sturdy case on wheels
- Dimensions: 63 cm x 49 cm x 35 cm (25" x 20" x 14")
- Weight: 20 kg (44 lbs)
Borrowing Fee: $129
(One-month rental fee includes shipping and handling)
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