This blog is a website to provide ongoing support to all teachers in their implementation of the Island Energy Inquiry Curriculum shared in teacher workshops throughout Hawai'i.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Linking energies on-line!'s a great way to have your students experiment on-line with the Law of Conservation of Energy.  They select energy pathways and try them out.  It's fun!

We tried this site during recent IEI workshops, and it was a big hit with teachers.  You'll like the sound effects!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lab simulations are easy with iPads

We're modeling a wind farm with 12 turbines, 2.5 megawatts each, to change wind speed as our independent variable.  The dependent variable?  Power output for the farm.  This is IEI's Clean Energy App, available to our course graduates.

Maui IEI Workshop: In a word, lively!

IEI attendees are used to Graham DeVey's spontaneous displays of kinetic energy.

Farming Maui's Winds

Kanoa Taylor of Sempra's Auwahi Wind Farm compares a tabletop electric fan to huge wind turbines on the flanks of Haleakala. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013