Thermal Energy Conversion Using Peltier Power

Students will build and map the energy flow through a circuit and observe how energy transforms from heat into electrical energy with a thermoelectric device (Peltier Plate).

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THE SUMMARY

SEEd PHYS. 2.4 Design a solution by constructing a device that converts one form of energy into another form of energy to solve a complex real‐life problem. Define the problem, identify criteria and constraints, develop possible solutions using models, analyze data to make improvements from iteratively testing solutions, and optimize a solution. Examples of energy transformation could include electrical energy to mechanical energy, mechanical energy to electrical energy, or electromagnetic radiation to thermal energy. (PS3.A, PS3.B, ETS1.A, ETS1.B, ETS1.C) (PS4.A, PS4.B, PS4.C).

Lesson Performance Expectations

Students will build and map the energy flow through a circuit. Students will observe energy transformed from heat into electrical energy with a thermoelectric device (Peltier Plate).