Category Archives: environmental science

Environmental science issues can relate to anything from biological factors to pollution and helps students in making the world a better place to live.

Science Fair Projects with Wind Turbines Abstract

Lucuas Science Fair Projects with Wind Turbines

Here is Garrent’s Science Fair Projects with Wind Turbines Abstract Here is where you can find the wind turbine that Lucas used for his 7th grade science fair project.   Does a Wind Turbine’s Blade Size Affect the Voltage It Generates?   PURPOSE To construct a wind turbine that will light up a 2-volt LED […]

You Can Help To Combat Climate Change

You Can Help To Combat Climate Change

When discussing environmental issues, there’s always the danger of agreeing that they represent real challenges, but then suggesting that there’s nothing that we can do to deal with them. It’s often easy to suggest that they need to be dealt with at a broader, global level. This type of reasoning is frequently seen when the […]

Is Nuclear Power the Future?

The Fukushima Reactor

The disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor in Japan has raised a lot of questions about the safety of nuclear power. In an ideal world, we wouldn’t have to consider nuclear power for our energy needs, but peak oil is a serious issue, and while alternative energy options can produce some power, they aren’t […]

How to Make Your Home Green

OES Logo As rising prices of commodities, utilities and general maintenance keeps hitting home owners hard, everyone is on the lookout for ways to make living cheaper. However, there isn’t any point in a cheaper lifestyle if you have to curtail things you enjoy. You shouldn’t have to stop watching television or quit using the […]

Look at Tidal Energy as an Alternative Power Source

With the growing popularity of green investments in renewable energy resources, one that is currently gaining mainstream attention is tidal energy. Recently, the respective US and Canada oceanenergy bodies released marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) roadmaps, outlining the benefits and useof ocean energy in North America. As the potential of tidal power will also be explored […]

How do you measure windmill efficiency?

  How do you measure windmill efficiency?  In order to answer this question it is necessary to first define what efficiency is. Efficiency, in regards to energy production, is the ratio or energy output compared to energy input, or in layman’s terms the ratio between how much of one type of energy is produced by […]

Renewable Energy Education in the Classroom

Renewable energy education in the classroom can be a very interesting topic for a science fair project. If you are interested in finding a killer science fair project to do then this is a great place to start. There are many different angles that you can take when exploring this topic. To start with you […]

Department of Energy School Competitions

Last week we talked about the Toy Challenge, a science competition for middle school students in grades 5 through 8. Today I’d like to talk about how you can use science competitions to develop your students’ interest in science. To start with you will need to familiarize yourself with the Department of Energy’s website. The […]