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Light Up the Martian City: Alternative Energy Challenge

Light Up the Martian City: Alternative Energy Challenge

Engineering Design Lab

We need a team to examine the use of solar and wind energy on a Martian landscape. Build a wind turbine to generate enough electricity to light up a city on Mars. Measure the volts, connect the wires, and forces of motion to cause energy transformation.


Subjects: Engineering & Design, Physical Sciences, Technology & Applications of Science
Program Type: Guided Science Museum Experiences
Supporting Curriculum Materials:

Educator Guide

  • Essential Questions
  • Making the Most of Your Visit
  • Correlation to Standards
  • Facilitation (What to Expect, Floor Map)
  • Glossary Resources

NYS Standards:
  • DCI:   ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
  • ETS1.B   Developing Possible Solution
  • ETS1.C Optimizing the Design Solution
  • ESS3.A Natural Resources
  • PS3.A Definitions of Energy
  • PS3.B Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
  • PS3.D Energy and Chemical Processes and Everyday Life

Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Start Date: 09/30/2019
End Date: 06/14/2020
Program Length: 60 min.
Earliest Start Time: 9am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Maximum Attendence: 25

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Museum Group Admission: $8 per person; PLUS: $3 additional per person program charge; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free
Minimum Student Charge: $15

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Timeframe: 3 Wks

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942

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