Clean Energy Hawaii STEM HD
FEATURED BY APPLE AS "NEW AND NOTEWORTHY" and "WHAT'S HOT" IN BOTH THE EDUCATION AND EDUCATIONAL GAMES CATEGORIES Clean Energy Hawaii is an educational iPad App to learn about solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and biomass clean energy. Seven fun activities are included in the App to inspire STEM exploration and inquiry: Tap into the geothermal heat of the earth. Explore the difference between sugar cane and switchgrass biomass. Build a custom wind farm and experiment with generators and wind speeds. Discover how flow, height, and turbines can change hydroelectric power production. Imagine that your iPad is a photovoltaic solar panel and position it correctly to generate 40 watts of power in locations around the world. Quiz yourself and learn how peak sun hours vary month to month for ten world locations. Add photovoltaic panels, clouds, and batteries to a solar farm to understand real world challenges for solar energy production.
For many of the activities, students may choose to use the scientific inquiry process to pose a question; develop a hypothesis; identify control, independent, and dependent variables; formulate a conclusion, and then pose further questions. The activities allow the students to change several variables and collect up to ten data points. When completed, students can turn in their data and scientific inquiry answers as an assignment to their teachers by email or by printing on an iPad compatible printer.
Clean energy refers to creating electricity from sources that are renewable or that create little or no pollution. The App was developed for teachers and home schooling parents to augment their existing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum or to initiate new STEM learning and discovery. Hawaii is used as a portal because its energy goal is one of the most ambitious in the United States: 70% Clean Energy by 2030.
Mahalo to Diana, Shannon, Leslie, Lalaine, and Jeanne at the MEDB Women in Technology Project; special thanks to Amber at RedLovesGreen, and Jagmeet and Satyam at NSC Partners.
As a member of Moms with Apps, we are proud to say this Clean Energy Hawaii contains no ads, no in App-purchases, no social media, no data collection. It does have links to specific clean energy web sites and the development team’s home pages.
Comments from teachers, parents, and students are always welcome!
NSC Partners LLC is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 10-17, parents
Categories: Environment, Geography, Math, Science, Parents, Teachers
Videos of students and teachers using the app in the classroom.
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- Last changed:
- Apr 23, 2013
- NSC Partners LLC
- Average Rating:
- 4.00 (11)
- 26.8 MB
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