The H2GP XPR program is a great opportunity for science experiments as it includes a curriculum that allows you to flexibly incorporate it into your class schedule. Whether you are interested in a single day of cool chemistry experiments, a one-week long science fair project, or a month of science experiments in renewable energy during regular classes, it is all possible with H2GP XPR Science Program.
The students will learn the chemistry of molecular structures and elemental compounds while designing and building their own fuel cell-powered vehicles! In addition, by solely using materials they find in their surrounding environment, preferably recyclable, they will gain an appreciation for the importance of promoting renewable energy and contributing to a common sustainable future.
PHASE I EXPLORING ENERGY SOURCES
Climate change and renewable energy
Through its broad spectrum and developed curriculum, the H2GP XPR will easily fit in Chemistry, Physics, as well as Art or Ecology classes. Beyond the knowledge, students’ competencies will be effectively taught and developed through effective SEL principles. Finally, students are taught about renewable energy, why is it important and how to use recycled materials, so they can fully understand the importance of sustainability and the 3Rs: reduce-reuse-recycle.
Students analyze the difference between non-renewable and renewable energy, such as solar, wind, hydro, biomass, geothermal, and most of all hydrogen. They will understand why it is so crucial to promote sustainability by pursuing new green energy sources, utilize recycled materials, and see themselves are part of a larger global community. We strive to translate the well-known motto: “Think Globally, Act Locally” into every lesson!
Examine the evidence for global climate change and its effects on humans worldwide.
Renewable Energy Solutions
Explore the benefts and limitations of different types of renewableenergy resources.
Compare the energy storage capabilities of an electrolyzing fuel celland a battery.
Reccommended Science Kits
H-Racer 2.0, Wind to Hydrogen Science Kit, Fuel Cell Car Science Kit
STEAM & SEL EXPERIENCE
The H2GP Explorer builds self-awareness, develops self-management skills and cultivates social awareness. Students also learn how to organize their time and prioritize tasks in order to meet a deadline, as they prepare to test their design in the competition and discover which design
The curriculum and teaching presentations are freely downloadable on the XPR product pages. To download, all you need is a user registration.
PHASE II HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE
DESIGN! BUILD! RACE
Thanks to the hands-on experience, there are plenty of ways for budding talent to be engaged through play! A future designer might be most comfortable with sketching, whereas aspiring engineers will enjoy the manufacturing part of the car. Analytical students will enjoy the data collection and assessment which will be very valuable for future prototypes. No matter from what perspective they start, all of them will bring their piece of the puzzle while working in small groups, where they’ll learn how to communicate, coordinate and compromise to get the optimal solution.
Students will also learn how to organize their time and gain valuable project management skills by learning to prioritize tasks in preparation for testing their designs. After the final race, students are encouraged to measure the traveled distances, examine their cars, take notes, and find out why some cars traveled further than others. This will in turn help them explore ways how to improve their designs and make them more effective.
"There is a long way to go from improving a small toy car design to improving the world, but this activity can become the crucial first step on the journey towards forming a better, cleaner future."