Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Using Lego To Learn About Renewable Energy

A unique Lego set has been designed by Lego MINDSTORMS for kids that accustoms them to the three renewable energy sources –solar, wind and water – and lets them investigate energy supply, transfer, accumulation, conversion, and consumption. The set tags on to the Simple & Motorized Mechanisms Set and is called the Renewable Energy Set.

The set comes with a new activity pack containing building instructions on how to create a solar-powered car and a wind turbine. When connected to the NXT Brick, the unique elements of the set (solar panel, generator, and LEGO Energy Meter) work as sensors. Moreover, it allows kids to measure and analyze the outcomes through real-life models.

Via: GreenProphet


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