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The NOVA Energy Lab

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Presented By NOVA Labs
Goal Generate power using renewable energy.
Task Use scientific data to design renewable energy systems.
Where Online only

For something we use every day, energy is a pretty mysterious concept. This lab from NOVA investigates what energy is, how it can be converted into useful forms, and why some sources are running low. In our Research Challenge, you'll use scientific data to design renewable energy systems for cities across the U.S.—and compete with others to see whose designs can produce the most power.

This project is part of the larger NOVA Labs platform:

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Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Class Materials
Media Mentions
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Tags alternative energy, biomass, boston, energy, fossil fuels, geothermal, nova, nova labs, pbs, renewable energy, solar, wgbh, wind
Project Updated 04/11/2017