Power TechnologyPower Technology (Power Tech) consists of three related areas: Power, Energy and Transportation. These concepts are generally taught to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.
Power Technology is the study of how we are affected by Power/Energy/Transportation and the importance these areas have to the world, the economy, our community and our families. Students learn about terms related to Power Technology, what our primary energy sources are and where they come from. They learn about the effect of energy use on the environment and what we can do to make a positive impact. The class also investigates possible future energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass, alternative fuels, etc.
Beyond the academic component of the class, students also are involved in an activity/project. Typical activities are mousetrap powered vehicles, CO2 cars and a vehicle safety test where a model car is crashed into a barrier to see if the passenger (a pringle) can survive.
The Power Technology program gives all students a valuable experience in a serious topic that affects the whole world. It is also a great subject for students who wish to go on to a career in energy, engineering, transportation, etc.
Last Modified on October 15, 2015