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IET Energy Watch
- Key Stage: 3
- Age: 11 - 14
- Length: 2 hours
Sustainable and renewable energy will play a key role in future society and is a crucial area of growth and innovation. IET Energy Watch encourages young people to contemplate the demand for constant energy generation, and the consequential impact this has on the planet. Students will discover the vital role that engineers play in supplying sustainable energy and experience solving real world energy problems.
Testing their understanding of forces, students will investigate the effect of aerodynamics on the efficiency of a wind turbine, using turbine models to decipher the optimum number and angle of blades to generate the most electricity. Solar cells will be used to explore the benefits of using solar panel and the factors affecting the output.
At the end of the workshop students will put forward a proposal as to how they would improve the sustainability of their school, drawing from the knowledge they develop throughout the session.
IET Energy Watch is supported by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), in partnership with STEM Sussex.
The benefits of IET Energy Watch for students:
- enthuses and inspires
- develops Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
- context based, cross-curricular learning
- develops communication, team working and public speaking skills
- raises awareness of STEM career paths
- provides an opportunity for students and teachers to work with STEM Ambassadors from The Institution of Engineering and Technology.