Go4Set — Follow the Irn Bru Energy

Last year a new energy approach was brought to lower secondary teaching.

Look carefully how energy changes …

The specification of the Go4Set School is an Island project talks in 3 places about energy: general provision, specific sourcing for fire detection, & .. The students attitude to wind turbines seemed lukewarm and the initially specified animal farm has been replaced by a battery one. One of the key benefits is that there is then no need for electrical grid infrastructure, as power anywhere is delivered by popping in a new battery. {Can such be extended to other utilities (water), what are the dis-benefits and will such make physical model design easier — that is bundles of batteries/water bottles... to create Display conversation points. }

During the design phase the students have been attracted to a helipad for the school; indeed the need for a port has been dismissed. So these consumables can be easily shipped around/in by electrically powered transport eg drones. Land based electric vehicle propulsion technology is a topical subject. And platinum, due to its cost is a key catalyst in Fuel Cells used on such as Hydrogen (also a component in an “Ocean”)buses.

Now while I appreciate that the above mix (theory drives practical) suits my learning approach it may not students, especially as even these guys struggle understanding battery function.

#justsaying

PS there is also this video about Energy:

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