Energy is everywhere! Everything in the universe is either matter or energy. We experience energy in many different ways. Energy is light. Energy is heat. Energy makes things grow and move. Energy runs machines.
We use many different sources of energy to do work for us. These sources of energy are very different, from coal power plants to solar panel roofs. The #STEMpowersOhio Design & Entrepreneurship Challenge asks students to think about the production and consumption of energy. We want to know, what can you create to improve how energy is made or used in your community!
The Ohio Energy Project believes in educator’s ability to influence the future of energy! That is why they strive to give you the educational tools you need and to provide excellent professional development opportunities correlated to Ohio’s New Learning Standards.
The Ohio Energy Project team has created this document to help guide secondary educators on how to inform their students on the basics of energy education and how to begin thinking about changes students can make themselves.
Generation is the first step electricity takes on its journey through the power grid, the gigantic machine that delivers energy to millions of people day in and day out. Learn How this process works for many different forms of energy generation.
Electricity is a crucial resource, especially in urban areas, but electricity cannot be created, stored, and provided later. The power grid is the large system that covers the creation, transportation, and use of this crucial resource.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory outlines energy sources are either renewable, meaning they can easily be replenished, or nonrenewable, meaning they draw on finite resources. Learn about renewable energy resources and how we can use nonrenewable energy sources more efficiently.
Energy Efficiency and Pollution Prevention:
How can you change your energy consumption to be more renewable and prevent energy-related pollution?
Energy efficiency refers to a method of reducing energy consumption by using less energy to attain the same amount of useful output. Learn some misconceptions about improving your home’s energy efficiency.
Air pollution is the presence of a type of substance in the air that has either harmful or poisonous effects. Renewable energy is energy that is produced from various resources such as sunlight, rain, water, etc. and can be repeatedly replenished. How does the one then help the other?
Although some renewable energy technologies have an impact on the environment, renewables are considered environmentally preferable to conventional sources and, when replacing fossil fuels, have significant potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Find out how our state assesses renewable energy impact and adoption.
Environmentalists have long promoted renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind farms to save the climate. But what about when those technologies destroy the environment? Find out how a balance between renewable energy and environmental conservation is required to impact adoption on new energy sources.
Energy politics and the adoption of renewable energy go hand in hand. This video presents several reasons why politics are so important for the adoption of renewable energy and what are some of the forces presenting faster adoption.
Habitat for Humanity is working to install energy-efficient measures to make homes in low-income communities better. Learn how to apply for federal assistance to bring some of these measures into your own home.
Smart home technologies are becoming more available to communities regardless of economic status. Read how a design workshop can show the benefits these technologies can have on public housing developments.
Learn how smart technologies can make rural living safer and more convenient for communities across the country.
On November 19, Rich Granger from Drive Ohio hosted a webinar for participants in the #STEMpowersOhio Design & Entrepreneurship Challenge. You can watch the recording of the webinar here. Slides from the presentation are here. Below are several of the resources shared during that event.
Report assesses the need for electric vehicle (EV) charging, primarily along Ohio’s highway corridors. Corridor charging requires relatively high-power Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) stations that can rapidly deliver significant added range to EVs at locations that are easily and quickly accessed by motorists. This report identifies DCFC gaps in Interstate, U.S. Highway, and State Route corridors and identifies options to fill them.
Interested in what it takes to transition to electric vehicle transportation? Discover why you should drive electric, what electric vehicle dealers are offering, and resources to help you drive safely and efficiently.
Sono Motors is a German company that is innovating what it means to drive electric. They want every car to be electric and shared. Driven by this vision, Sono Motors was founded in 2016. Today, their company prides itself in having an experienced team of engineers, designers, technicians, and industry experts who are developing and building a forward-looking electric car that is suitable for daily use, with integrated solar cells and innovative mobility services.
General Motors wanted to better educate communities around America about the future of EV transportation. View their Electrifying Engineering | STEM Online Learning series on YouTube to learn how GM is leading the way in transportation innovation.
Electric transportation can be a scary topic. Find out how you can bring model electric vehicles into your classroom the Minds-I Electric Car Lab. Get all the parts you need to have your students construct an Electric Vehicle model and understand how Electric Vehicles work.
The BRITE Energy Labs, located in Warren Ohio, are facilities used for testing all manner of energy-related devices and systems for efficiency and battery health. Learn how different devices are used to uncover this data and how battery health is a key component of many of the devices we use in our daily lives.