Rethinking Resources

by  Science Central

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Utilizing a variety of models, multiple forms of renewable resources will be demonstrated. Hydrogen fuel cells, wind turbines, coal, and gasoline will highlight a tour of energy past, present, and future as we learn that no energy is free.

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30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 6

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity we suggest no more than 50.

Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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Science Central

Fort Wayne, IN
United States

Science Central is a non-profit focused on STEM based learning. We provide hands-on programming in an exciting mix of demonstrations and labs beamed directly to your location!

We opened on November 5, 1995 and are located in a renovated Light and Power Plant. We are the only regional science and technology center in Northeast Indiana. We are also the only NASA Educator Resource Center in Indiana.

We are open throughout the whole year and are able to provide programming during the school year as well as during the summer.

Sarah Vise
2604242400 ext 418

Program Details


1. Intro to Energy
2. Different Types of Energy- Potential and Kinetic Demo
3. History of Power
4. Energy Solutions
5. Ways to Create Electricity


- Describe how different kinds of energy can be generated
- Make observations of energy being transferred
- Identify tools that can be used to meet human energy needs

Standards Alignment

National Standards

4.PS.4 Describe and investigate the different ways in which energy can be generated and/or converted from one form of energy to another form of energy.
4.PS.5 Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
6.PS.3 Describe how potential and kinetic energy can be transferred from one form to another.
7.PS.8 Investigate a process in which energy is transferred from one form to another and provide evidence that the total amount of energy does not change during the transfer when the system is closed. (Law of conservation of energy)
ENV.1.2 Understand and explain that human beings are part of Earth’s ecosystems and give examples of how human activities can, deliberately or inadvertently, alter ecosystems.
ENV.1.7 Identify tools and technologies used to adapt and alter environments and natural resources in order to meet human physical and cultural needs.
ENV.2.1 Describe how matter cycles through sources and sinks and how energy is transferred. Explain how matter and energy move between and within components of an environmental system.
ENV.2.2 Identify the different forms of energy and understand that energy may be converted from one form to another, but cannot be created or destroyed.
ENV.2.4 Recognize and describe the different sources of energy, including fossil fuels, nuclear, and alternative sources of energy provided by water, wind, geothermal, biomass/biofuels, and the sun.
ENV.2.7 Differentiate between renewable and nonrenewable resources, and compare and contrast the pros and cons of using nonrenewable resources.
ENV.2.8 Cite examples of how all fuels, renewable and nonrenewable, have advantages and disadvantages that society must question when considering the trade-offs among them, such as how energy use contributes to the rising standard of living in the industrially developing nations. However, explain that this energy use also leads to more rapid depletion of Earth’s energy resources and to environmental risks associated with the use of fossil and nuclear fuels.
ENV.2.9 Describe how decisions to slow the depletion of energy sources through efficient technologies can be made at many levels, from personal to national, and these technologies involve trade-offs of economic costs and social values.
ENV.7.6 Understand and explain how the burning of fossil fuels releases energy, waste heat, and matter (air pollutants).