Today we are returning to building a car. If the first LEGO Challenge we learned about renewable and nonrenewable energy. Today we are going to look a little closer at renewable energy.
Let’s find out more about renewable energy!
Energy Star Kids Click the title to access the website. Grades K and above. (Younger kiddos will need help reading)
Energy & the Environment Click the title to access the website. Grades 2 and above. (Younger kiddos may need help reading.)
What is Renewable Energy by Alliant Energy Click the title to access the website. Grades 4 and above.
Renewable Energy Troopers– Primary (K-2)
What is Energy? Energy Types of Kids– Intermediate (3-5)
Renewable Energy Explained in 2.5 minutes– Grades 6th and above
Experiment Time: Design & Build a Wind Car
Now that you’ve learned about renewable energy, let’s focus on wind power. You will be using wind to power the LEGO car you design and build. There are a lot of variables to think about: the size of the sail, the shape of the sail, the size & weight of your car, how & where you attach the sail to the car….. Grab your materials and get ready! Materials: LEGOS, construction paper, scissors, tape