A German research project strengthening renewable energy education from primary school level up to university.
The three years project collects and develops educational material. Furthermore an online game for children between 8 and 12 years will be developed. Several experiments will be selected and new designed with the aim to attract a wider publicity. Finally a mobile Exhibition will move from school to school to show good practice examples of renewable energy education. All modules will be tested and evaluated by specific target groups. To learn more about powerado visit the project website at www.powerado.de
It is of great importance to raise energy awareness under the future generations. To provide a sustainable energy supply it is necessary to use the global energy sources most effectively and increase the implementation of renewable energy as fast as possible. In order to support this process it is important to prepare energy consumers of today and tomorrow.
The concept was developed within a consortium of institutions and organisations. The project coordinator is IZT and project partners are DGS, Iserundschmidt, the University of Magdeburg and UfU. (please click to visit their websites)
The project contains several modules.
-Online game, Quiz
Learning about energy consumption and intelligent energy management as a designer of the energy system of a growing village. The game consists of classic “game elements”, linked with a Quiz, which imparts knowledge and gives incentives to deal with the game and the attached materials.
To try out visit: www.powerado.de
-Renewables in a Box
“Box Junior” is designed for kindergardens. “Box primary” and “Box Next Generation” are intended for children from the age 6 till 12. They contain games, instructions and materials for construction kits and experiments. The boxes give the children a chance to experience the world of RE in a playful way.
-Mobile Exhibition of “good practice examples”
This exhibition shows good practice examples in context of renewable energy and society. This poster exhibition will be located at several schools and public places nationwide.
-Experiencing renewable energy
Includes several concepts of demonstration examples. Different big balloons illustrate the equivalent amount of greenhouse gases from Europe, India and the targeted global emission for the year 2050. Pupils produce electrical power on a bicycle and thereby experience what it means to deliver 60 Watt by their own body power.
-Teacher training and professional vocational training
Specific research on teaching material and the qualification of lecturers at teacher training colleges will enable us evaluate the teaching standard for renewable energy in Germany. There will be a “test-seminar” for students focussing on renewable energy at schools.
A module called: “Future trade” is focussed on the education and further education of professionals in traditional trades in the field of renewable energy
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