Educator Pat Higby came to IMS on Friday, April 23 to speak to students about renewable energy. She talked about solar and wind power and about storing energy from these sources.
Electric vehicles powered by solar photovoltaic cells and by hydrogen fuel cells were built. The hydrogen can be generated from solar or wind power and stored for later use. Students from General Science, Biology, Government, Chemistry and Physics were involved in these projects and discussions. Discussions will continue in class as more is learned about the physics of solar cells and the chemistry of hydrogen fuel cells.
Pat Higby is from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE). Her visit was made possible by funding from the Iowa Office of Energy Independence (OEI) as part of the IMS Community Solar and Education Program.