Light Up the Martian City: Alternative Energy Challenge

Light Up the Martian City: Alternative Energy Challenge

Inventor Center

Develop a system using solar and wind energy to light up a city on a Martian landscape, even when the sun is blocked by dust storms! We need a team to help invent a solar roof and 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.


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

Subjects: Engineering & Design, Physical Sciences
Program Type: Engineering Design Lab
Supporting Curriculum Materials:

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

Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

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: $7 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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