Join Ms. Hansa as she navigates you through an in-depth study of magnets, electromagnetic forces, electric currents, energy, and energy sources—both common and uncommon. Electromagnetic forces are responsible for holding atoms together in solids and liquids, which subsequently creates friction forces that allow you to walk across the room, produces light and radio waves, generates electricity, and so much more!
We will also discuss energy sources, focusing on clean energy. Renewable energy helps combat global warming, climate change, air pollution, and ocean acidity. It also helps us reduce our carbon footprints, and it even creates new jobs. In general, renewable energy leads to healthier, more sustainable lives. And thankfully, it’s more popular and affordable than ever before, right across the globe. Here are some inspiring facts about how powerful renewable energy is and how close we are to shaping an energy system that’s fit for the 21st century.
Costa Rica is a world leader in renewable energy. In 2017, this small Central American nation lasted 300 consecutive days on renewable energy alone.
Switching to wind, water and solar worldwide could eliminate 4 to 7 million deaths from air pollution every year.
Just to give you an idea of the tremendous potential of solar power – every hour, the sun beams enough solar energy onto Earth to keep everyone on our planet supplied with electricity for an entire year. Pretty incredible, eh?
Between 2007 and 2017, the world's renewable electricity sourced from solar power increased a whopping 4,300 percent.
A world record was set in 1990, when a solar-powered airplane flew across the United States in stages, using no fuel at all.
Join this exciting discussion with Ms Hansa, full of hands-on experiences and real-world applications.
- Minimum recommended age: 13
- Instructor: Ms Hansa Sigar
- Mondays, 12:45-1:45 PM ET
- 8 classes
- November 8, 15, 29, December 6, January 3, 10, 17, 24 (no class November 22, December 13, 20, 27)