Introduction

How can we use new technologies and innovation to decrease the impact of climate change on our planet? Evidence and impacts of climate change can be measured and observed. Natural disasters are intensifying and technology such as drones play a significant role in predicting disasters and therefore reducing human suffering. A shift from non-renewable sources of energy to renewables is imperative for the mitigation of further serious effects, on both a local and global scale.

Over the course of these three workshops, learners will explore the intricate relationship between energy, climate change, and geohazards. By delving into emerging energy technologies like hydrogen, understanding fundamental energy transfer principles, and investigating the impact of human energy consumption on our planet, we will gain a comprehensive perspective on these critical issues. Through hands-on activities, including building passive houses, experimenting with hydrogen fuel cells, and mastering drone technology for disaster response, learners will develop a deeper appreciation for sustainable practices and the importance of technological innovation in addressing environmental challenges.

 

Program Overview

This program explores new technologies for monitoring and solving environmental issues. It focuses on energy transfers and different types of energy conversions.

 

Green Hydrogen (New Program)

Investigate the various energy alternatives like hydrogen, solar, wind and biofuels and compares their efficiency.

Drones in Disasters

Remotely piloted aircraft (RPA’s/drones) are increasingly being used due to the variability they offer. Students will use TELLO EDU Drones in a KIOSC challenge to navigate the obstacles, hover, and complete their disaster training to save a family from a bush fire.

Sustainable Housing

Students test conduction, convection and radiation of different types of building materials. Once the data is gathered, they then use this information to create a sustainable ‘passive house’ and test the house for temperature variations.

Curriculum Focus

Science/ Humanities / Mathematics / Design and Technologies / Digital Technologies

 

Loan Out Library:

Wind Efficiency

School are welcome to borrow the Wind turbine Kits and teacher resources: Students test the efficiency of the STELR wind turbines to determine the best blade length and number of blades each turbine should have. Once testing is complete, students use this data to create the most efficient wind turbine possible.