Energy Island

Energy Island


Learn about renewable energy at Howsham Mill – we generate hydroelectricity using a waterwheel and two Archimedes screw turbines.  Make models to support understanding of renewable energy: a waterwheel and solar oven.

Typical day:

10.00am – 10.30am – welcome / tour / health and safety

10.30am – 11.00am – what do we already know about renewable energy – quiz

11.00am – 11.45am – make solar ovens; set up data logger to record temperature over the day

11.45am – 12.45pm – lunch to include s’mores cooked over the fire

12.45pm – 1.30pm –  make waterwheels

1.30pm – 1.45pm – look at solar over data logger results

1.45pm – plenary and walk back to bus

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