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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.

Interactive Props

  • Electrical Breadboards
  • Circuit Boards
  • Circuit-making materials: switches, light bulbs, buzzers, motors, resistors and fuses
  • Multimeters
  • Hand Generator
  • Steam Engine Working Model
  • Electric Generator Working Model
  • Demonstrators — flywheel
  • Tachometer
  • 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

Specifications:

  • 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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