.Model scales of using alternative energy
One of the aims of our project is to teach our students how important for our future is alternative energy. Now, after the meeting in Italy, they know the definition, the types of renewable energy. Moreover during the meeting they had a workshop connected with that subject and they created they own model scales showing using alternative energy.
Alternative energy is usable power (such as heat or electricity) that comes from a renewable or green resource.
Renewable energy uses energy sources that are not "used up". For example, solar power from the sun is renewable as we won't "use up" all the sunlight from the sun.
Examples of non-renewable energy sources include fossil fuels like coal and oil. Once we use or burn these resources, they are gone forever.
Major Types of Renewable Energy:
Wind Power - Large wind turbines generate electricity from the power of the wind.
Solar Energy - The rays from the sun can help to heat a building or a pool. They can also be turned into electricity using solar cells.
Hydropower - Water from a dam or a river can be used to spin turbines and generate electricity.
Wave and Tidal Power - This new technology is working on ways to harness the vast power of the ocean's waves and tides.
Geothermal Energy - Heat from inside the Earth can be used to heat homes and buildings with heat pumps. Steam from inside the Earth can also be used to generate electricity.
Biomass Energy - Plants gather energy from the sun by photosynthesis. We can harness this energy by burning plants such as trees as well as creating fuel from plants such as ethanol and biodiesel.
Even gas from trash and manure can be used to create energy.
Model scales of using alternative energy:
Polish model scale
Italian model scale
Turkish model scale
Bulgarian model scale
Romanian scale model