I have an enthusiastic bunch of 11th and 12th grade students that elected to take my Marine Resource Development class. This class is not a requirement so students that sign up for my class are doing it because they have a strong curiosity about the marine world and love to learn through experience and projects.
These students want to take on the challenge of a changing world through developing new ideas and working together to find new solutions.
The students each bring their own experiences and strengths to each project and love to think outside the box.
Students will use the 20 gauge copper wire and neodymium magnets in their pursuit of the most efficient design for a wave powered electricity generator. By coiling the wire around different diameters of graduated cylinders and using different combinations of neodymium magnets, using Faraday's Laws of electromagnetism, students will light small bulbs and measure current.
By creating their own power generators using wave energy, students will be able to make real life connections between math and physics principles and natural ocean systems.
Students will be able to test their wave generator designs and evaluate the results using engineering principles of design.
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