The Renewable Energy with Vernier lab book features 26 experiments in wind and solar energy. The lab book contains a combination of explorations, traditional experiments, inquiry investigations, engineering projects, and more.
In this book, students learn about renewable energy, experiment with variables affecting power output from model wind turbines and solar panels, and participate 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 with Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts identified for each experiment within the Instructor pages.
Many of the experiments use the Vernier 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 and the KidWind 2V solar panels and Solar Thermal Exploration Kit.
Included with Renewable Energy with Vernier
- Complete student experiments with materials list, instructions for data collection on a computer or LabQuest, data tables, and questions.
- Instructor Information section for each experiment with complete directions for setting up experiments, helpful hints, project plans, and sample graphs and data.
Ready to use student versions of computer experiments in print; computer, LabQuest, and calculator version in electronic format.
Electronic versions of all experiments so you can easily edit experiments to meet your personal teaching style.
- NGSS alignment information including Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts
Features listed above are only available when you purchase the lab book. The downloadable evaluation PDFs include student instructions only.
Sensors and Interfaces for Experiments
Select an experiment below to view objectives, standards correlations, or download a preview.
- Table of Contents
- Experiments by Product
Surface Temperature Sensor (8)
Vernier Energy Sensor (17)
Vernier Variable Load (15)
KidWind Advanced Wind Experiment Kit (10)
KidWind 2V/400mA Solar Panel (5)
Solar Thermal Exploration Kit (2)
All prices are for U.S. educators.
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