HS-PS3-3: Energy Conversion Device Design
Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy. (Energy and Matter)
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on both qualitative and quantitative evaluations of devices. Examples of devices could include Rube Goldberg devices, wind turbines, solar cells, solar ovens, and generators. Examples of constraints could include use of renewable energy forms and efficiency.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment for quantitative evaluations is limited to total output for a given input. Assessment is limited to devices constructed with materials provided to students.
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Device (e.g. wind turbine, solar cell, generator)
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