Model Electric Grid
Explore and understand the grid with model homes and power plants
Students act as grid operators and homeowners, working to balance output with demand using model houses, transmission lines, generators, and more.
What's in the Kit
- Kit includes: Model transmission lines, homes, and power plants; event cards; alligator clips, motors, LED lights, and more. Click here for the full Model Grid kit inventory.
- Kit size: 2 large plastic totes
- NGSS Standards Addressed
MS-PS2-3 Motion and Stability: Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.
MS-ESS3-4 Earth and Human Activity: Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design: Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
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