We welcome 8th – 12th grade STEM teachers who want to engage their students in problem-based learning, doing STEM projects with the potential for real-world impact in mitigating climate change.
The I2M Challenges, structured to align with NGSS practices, can work in the following school contexts:
- As part or whole of your course elective
- As a final graduation or independent study project
- As a free-choice option in science club after school.
$4,000 1st Prize
$2,500 2nd Prize
$500 Critic Award
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Kinetic energy storage is the use of motion to store energy, generally for short periods of time. The most common way to do this is with a flywheel—a weighted wheel that is spun as fast as possible using excess energy. When that energy is needed, the rotary motion of the wheel is harnessed to turn kinetic energy into electricity. Alternatively, it could be used to power mechanical devices directly.
A new flywheel design could re-establish flywheels as a competitive energy storage method.