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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,] #STEM #scienceproject

Sun, wind, and water are all sources of renewable energy. But what about the Earth itself? In the "The Power of Heat Is Right Under Your Feet!" #science project, students build a model of a geothermal power plant to learn more about geothermal energy. [Source: Science Buddies,] #STEM #scienceproject #energy

Does the brightness of light matter when you use solar power? Students can investigate that #science question in the "The Frightened Grasshopper: Explore Electronics & Solar Energy with a Solar-Powered Robot Bug" alternative energy and electronics Project Idea. [Source: Science Buddies,] #STEM #robotics

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,] #STEM #scienceproject #energy

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Identifying Rocks

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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,] #STEM #scienceproject

Water heaters are usually used to heat water in homes, but what are other ways to make hot water? In the "Are You in Hot Water? Use the Sun's Energy to Heat Your Own Water" energy and power #science project, students can investigate how #energy from the Sun can be used to heat up water. [Source: Science Buddies,; Image: NASA] #STEM #scienceproject #altenergy

A radio that doesn't need a battery or plug? In the "Build Your Own Crystal Radio" electricity and #electronics #science project students build a working crystal radio and investigate how to improve it. A convenient project kit is available to do this science project! [Source: Science Buddies,] #STEM #scienceproject

How many potato pieces does it take to run a calculator? Find out in the "Veggie Power! Making Batteries from Fruits and Vegetables" hands-on #electricity and #electronics #science project. Build a veggie-based battery and then try different vegetable sources to see how the batteries compare! A project kit is available to do this science project. [Science Buddies,] #STEM #scienceproject