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STUDENT ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CLASSROOM CURRICULUM POWER LAB EXPERIMENTS

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#1 of 6 TITLE: STUDENT PEDAL POWER CHALLENGE

 

SUMMARY:  Students get a chance to ride a pedal power bicycle generator and see how many Watts, Volts, Amps they can put out using WattsVIEWTM software.

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OVERVIEW

Students line up an patiently wait their turn to get on the pedal power generator to see how many Watts they are able to put out.  As shown below, you can see that using a projector with  WattsVIEWTM   power monitor software shows students a real time measurement graphical chart with Watts as the vertical axis.  

You will see the same kids coming up over and over again to try and make the floating ball flow higher than they got it to float before.  you can make you own floating ball display for under $20.00.  

SETUP

A folding table was used to hold a laptop running the WattsVIEWTM power monitoring software, and a projector which was putting the image of the Watts Graph onto a large screen for all to observe during each student's turn.

 

 

 
Item

Materials Needed

1
  • Windows Computer

  • PPG12-300  Pedal Power Bicycle Generator Stand with the WattsVIEW power monitoring option Sold Here

  • Projector and screen - most educators have access to this already

  • Floating ball display sold here   or a 300W human energy experimental station display sold here

 


Step

Instruction

 
1 Setup the PPG12-300 pedal power bicycle generator with a bicycle provided by you and using instructions shown here  
2 Setup your floating ball / Light Bulb Power station  
3 Setup your computer with WattsVIEW by following the instructions shown here  
4 Have the students or adults line up to try and see how much energy they can put out.  Explain that when they are powering up a LED light bulb, they will feel that it is very easy to peal.  Or if you are using a floating ball display, that the higher you make the ball float in the air, the more power you are putting out, and the graph will reflect the amount of work they are doing.  
 









































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