A Introduction Class on the Tidal Power Generation for Elementary School Students by University Students

  • Hwang, Kwang-Il
  • Received : 2009.12.04
  • Accepted : 2010.11.05
  • Published : 2010.11.30

Abstract

As 10th energy consumption country in the world, it is very important to educate the importance of the energy to the elementary school students. The purpose of this class is to let the pupils understand the mechanisms and performances of tidal power generation as a renewable energy application system. To satisfy the educational goals, a lecture material and a simple type of tidal power generator kit is developed. As the survey result after lecture and experiments which include assembly and test, 'Well understood' is marked as 90% among 58 elementary students, and moreover 70% among them feel to participate in higher level course. This project shows the possibility and effect of the renewable energy education course as a service engineering, which is managed and carried out by undergraduates for pupils under the professor's guide.

Keywords

Renewable energy;Tidal power generation;Elementary student;Engineering education

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