Generate power using a bike!
Have you seen the video of the Olympic cyclist who powers his toaster by pedaling a bike? Unbelievable, but true! Can you perform such a task? By activating a dynamo, young electricians must power a fan, neon light and motor! The concept of converting mechanical energy into electrical energy, i.e. the production of electrons, is no longer a secret for young electricians. Quiet, we’re busy pedaling!
For 30 more minutes:
Spend the time helping to build a scale model of a city and make electricity to power the streetlights and traffic lights! Everyone will be part of this great project!
Objectives at the elementary level:
- Understand what electricity is.
- Describe energy transformations from one of its form into another (e.g. hydraulic energy into electric energy).
- Generate electric current with a dynamo (generator).
- Recognize the effects of electromagnetism in electricity.
- Operate an engine, a fan and neon light with no electrical outlet.
- Understand the use and function of different electric circuits (series, parallel, closed and open).
- Be able to read plans with symbols.
Objectives at the secondary level:
- Identify the forms of energy involved during a transformation of energy.
- Generate electric current using a dynamo to operate an engine, fan and neon light.
- Describe the function of different elements of an electric circuit.
- Describe the two types of connections in electric circuits (series and parallel).
- Differentiate between alternating and direct current.
- Explain the current distribution in different components of an electric circuit.
- Describe the magnetic field produced by a solenoid.
|Type of service
Christmas party, Classroom workshop, Community workshop (50 years and older), Organizational events, Pedagogical day, Wedding
50 years and older, Business, Educator, Elementary: cycle 2, Elementary: cycle 3, Group, Library, Other, Secondary: cycle 2, Wedding Organizer
60 minutes, 90 minutes, Package A (Pedagogical day), Package B (Pedagogical day), Package C (Pedagogical day)
- Six teams must be created before the science animator arrives.