Electricity Exploration in Science 9

The science 9 class started out this year with a physics unit. Ms. Methuen did an introduction by learning about how electricity is generated and some of the different types of power plants used to generate electricity in Canada. As a hands on project, students were put into small groups each being assigned a type of power plant (nuclear, hydroelectric, or fossil fuel) to build a model of. The model needed to show the overall structure of the plant, the material source (water, fuel rods, or coal), the generator system (turbine, shaft, and generator), and the outgoing electricity. Each group was provided a paper bag full of various craft supplies and away they went. The results are proudly displayed outside of the Science classrooms down the 9-12 learning group wing. The awesome peer tutors in this class made the “generating electricity” banner to call attention to the products which turn heads!