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Learning Stations

what is energyWhat is Energy?

Learn about energy


Energy is all around you, but do you know what it really is?

Does it power your computer? Is it what makes you run faster downhill? Is it the heat from a bonfire?

The Law of Thermaldynamics states: Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be changed from one form to another.

All energy can be divided into two groups: potential and kinetic. Enter the ATEEC Interactive Learning Lab to learn more about energy.

Introduction to Electricity
(5:16)

Electricity from all kinds of renewable sources
(2:00)

How to Assemble a Baghdad Battery
(3:08)

Energy Conversion, Impacts, and Alternatives
(16:37)

biodieselBiodiesel

Learn about biofuels

Biofuels come from renewable resources and when burned as fuel often emit low levels of carbon dioxide. A U.S. Department of Energy study showed that biodiesel emitted 79% less carbon dioxide than oil-derived diesel.

How is biodiesel made? Take a tour through the biodiesel factory to find out.

ATEEC Biodiesel
(8:20)

green energyGreen Energy

Learn about green energy

There are so many ways to make your home more environmentally friendly. You can take little steps, like switching to cleaners that use fewer harmful chemicals or using more energy-efficient light bulbs.

Find out other ways to make your home more environmentally friendly and learn more about green energy in our interactive lab.

Energy Conservation Around the House
(5:00)

solar powerSolar Power

Learn about solar power

Scientists and researchers all over the world are working hard to develop new solar technologies. As the cost of materials continues to fall and many states offer rebates, solar energy is becoming less expensive and more available for use in the average household.

Visit the lab to learn more about solar power and how it is used.

Solar Power 101 – How does sunlight turn into electricity?
(2:05)

Solar Thermal Energy: Harnessing the Power of the Sun
(7:30)

Energy 101: Solar PV
(2:01)

Photovoltaic Cells
(1:57)

How Photovoltaic Solar Cells Work
(1:15)

wind energyWind Energy

Learn about wind energy

The shape and angle of a wind turbine’s blades has a huge impact on how much energy it produces. The best blades for the job are determined by the unique geography and weather patterns of each turbine location.

Enhance your understanding by testing different blade configurations in our lab or explore wind energy in our nacelle theater.

How a wind turbine works
(3:21)

Energy 101 – Wind Turbines
(2:16)

Wind Turbine Tour
(2:39)

Community College Students Descend 267 Feet from Wind Turbine
(2:18)