ERIC Number: ED259883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Energy Sources. Experiments You Can Do...from Edison.
Benrey, Ronald M.; Schultz, Robert F.
Eight experiments dealing with alternative energy sources are presented. Each experiment includes an introductory section which provides background information and discusses the promises and problems of the particular energy source, a list of materials needed to complete the experiment, and the procedures to be used. The experiments involve: making a model solar hot water heater; obtaining electricity directly from sunlight; converting wind energy into electricity; examining the idea behind ocean thermal energy conversion; turning trash into useable energy; getting methane from coal and converting coal to fuel gas; making a model geothermal steam engine; and making a fuel cell (an electrochemical device for converting the chemical energy in fuels directly into electricity). Brief comments on tidal energy are also provided. Diagrams illustrating procedures and/or equipment are included when applicable. (JN)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Electricity, Elementary School Science, Energy, Energy Education, Geothermal Energy, Intermediate Grades, Power Technology, Science Education, Science Experiments, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Solar Energy, Wind Energy
Thomas Alva Edison Foundation, 21000 West 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075 ($.75 each; 3 for $2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Thomas Alva Edison Foundation, Southfield, MI.