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Science Buddies • 1 year ago

How do you store solar energy for use when it is not light out? In the "The Speed of Light: Explore Solar Energy with a Supercapacitor Car Motor!" electronics #science project, students investigate how a capacitor works and how the time used to charge a solar-powered supercapacitor affects how long a car is powered. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...] #STEM #scienceproject

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How much energy do the various appliances in your house use? Are there ways to cut down on your family's power consumption? In the "Spare a Watt, Save a Lot" #science project, students investigate the energy usage of household appliances and learn more about phantom power drain. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...] #STEM #scienceproject #energy

How can sea water be turned into safe drinking water? In the "Solar-Powered Water Desalination" environmental #engineering #science Project Idea, students build and test a solar-powered device for desalinating water. Does the color of the bottom impact the device's efficiency? A convenient project kit is available to do this science project. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...] #STEM #scienceproject

Can you use the Sun to remove the salt from ocean water? In the "From Brine to Beverage: Solar-Powered Salt Removal" #science project, students use solar power to make freshwater from saltwater. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...] #STEM #scienceproject

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How can you use falling water to lift something? In the "Put Your Water to Work: Using Hydropower to Lift a Load" energy and power #science project, students make a homemade waterwheel and use the power of water to lift a small weight. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...] #STEM #scienceproject

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How can you turn the wind into energy? In the "Make the Wind Work for You!" #science project, students design various wind turbine blades to find out which produces the most energy. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...] #STEM #scienceproject #altenergy #energy

In the "Burning Calories: How Much Energy is Stored in Different Types of Food?" food #science project, students figure out the amount of chemical energy stored in food by burning it and capturing the heat given off in a homemade calorimeter. A project kit is available to do this science project! [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...] #STEM #scienceproject

Thermometers tell us the temperature, but what is an anemometer? In the "How Does a Wind Meter Work?" #science project, students create a simple anemometer from a pencil, straws, and paper cups and use it to investigate the power of the wind. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie... ] #STEM #scienceproject