The Wisconsin Energy Institute develops classroom and nonformal educational materials for students in elementary school up to the undergraduate level. The materials are oriented around a number of core themes, including inquiry-based learning, scientific thought and analysis, and the conservation of matter and energy.
Students use snap circuits to model power generation, distribution, and use in a traditional grid vs microgrid system.
Students analyze data detailing global energy sources and sinks (uses) and construct a diagram to show the relative scale and the connections between them.
This Exploration Station is designed to introduce learners to the basics of microgrids and new approaches to generating and distributing electrical power in communities.