2010 - Alternative Energy

This camp will cover how a generator works to create electricity.   Applications that make use of a generator including a bike generator, wind generator, and possibly a hydro-electric power will be explored.  Solar panels and fuel cells will also be explored. 

Supporting topics also covered:
  • Magnets
  • Current in a wire
  • Current creates a magnetic field
  • Magnetic flux
  • Induction
  • Magnetic forces
  • Gears - bike, wind
  • Pulleys - bike
  • Voltage
  • Electrical Measurement Devices - Voltmeters, Ammeters
  • How to calculate power
  • Resistance and Ohm's law
  • Resistors
  • Motors - magnets and windings
  • Water pumps
  • Windmill blade design