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Alternative Energy and Green Vehicle Technologies Edukit

Alternative Energy and Green Vehicle Technologies Edukit

Students explore the basics of electrical circuitry by examining automotive technology. Lead hands-on demonstrations that teach students about electric motors and combustion engines. Visualize how energy is recovered in hybrid-electric vehicles. Make biofuel and measure exhaust gas emissions, and discover electrochemistry as you assemble a fuel-cell vehicle.

Program Description:

This bilingual edukit was created in collaboration with Transport Canada's ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles program. It consists of four modules:

  1. Basic Electricity — Students explore basic electrical principles as they discover the benefits of the 42-volt electrical architecture in vehicles.
  2. Electric Motors and Combustion Engines — Students examine electric motors, combustion engines, and technologies designed to recover energy in hybrid-electric vehicles.
  3. Fuels and Emissions — Students make and burn a simple biofuel, measuring its exhaust-gas emissions.
  4. Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Technologies — Students assemble a fuel-cell vehicle and discover the potential that this technology has to offer in lowering emissions.

Interactive Props

  • Electrical breadboards
  • Circuit boards
  • Circuit-making materials: switches, light bulbs, buzzers, motors, resistors, and fuses
  • Multimeters
  • Hand generator
  • Steam engine working model
  • Electric generator working model
  • Demonstrators — flywheel
  • Tachometer
  • Exhaust-gas testing equipment
  • Hydrogen car working model
  • PEM (proton exchange membrane) fuel cells

Additional Information and Learning Aids

  • Extensive manual for teachers, including background material, templates, and lesson plans for activities
  • Packing guide

The edukit comes in a sturdy case on wheels.

Dimensions: 63 cm x 49 cm x 35 cm (25" x 20" x 14")
Weight: 20 kg (44 lbs)


$129 for four weeks (includes outbound shipping and handling)


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Program Details

Canada Science and Technology Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 9 - Grade 12 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 1 - Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec).
$129 for four weeks (includes outbound shipping and handling)
Program Location
At Your School