Environmental Concepts

  

Description

Students will work in teams of two and share the roles of builder and interpreter. The aim is to build an environmentally friendly vehicle that combines wind, solar, and direct drive control. The program uses the popular robotics model Jet Racer which can change between different power sources.

By completing the incursion students will get hands on experience with how electricity can be generated, current flow, and series versus parallel circuitry. Additionally, they will have had to consider the advantages and disadvantages of each power source in terms of efficiency, cost, availability and impact on the environment.

Suitable for:

  • year 5
  • year 6
  • year 7
  • year 8
  • year 9
  • year 10
  • year 11
  • year 12

     

    Curriculum:

     All our incursions are compliant with the Australian Curriculum, and we are constantly seeking out new and exciting technologies and advancements to continue to be industry leaders in providing relevant and stimulating material.

    • Pre-activities available
    • Post-activities available

    Dates & Times:

    Incursion Duration: 2 hours

    Group Size: 20 (min) to 30 (max)

    More information:

    Costs: All workshops are charged per student per hour and GST can be claimed back. Additional costs may apply depending on the workshop. For most incursions we travel in a motorhome and provide all the equipment, a surcharge may apply for large travel distances. This surcharge can be avoided by networking with other schools in your region and involving them so that we can stay in an area for a longer period of time. Minimum charges apply for all incursions.