Imparting basic knowledge of energy technology with
Providing "basic education in energy technology" is one of the important
challenges of modern educational policy. Only with the right basic knowledge can
concepts for energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources be
understood. But how can the subject area of energy be made accessible to
children of primary school age? This question led to the development of the
energy trainer, which is based on the proven Christiani energy wheel.
With first, qualitative energy experiments, pupils learn about the physical
effort, which amount of energy has to be used for the operation of an active
loudspeaker, the lighting or the heat generation. From this the student can
already derive basic rules of conduct for saving energy. With the energy
trainer, students (alone or in group work) acquire elementary, practical basic
knowledge largely independently.
The following topics can be worked on in theory and practice:
Which energy application in the house requires the
most energy (communication and entertainment electronics, lighting or heating
Energy saving strategies and optimisation
possibilities of energy use in our everyday life, our school or our home
Energy chain from solar energy to food as energy
storage, from muscle energy and mechanical energy to electrical energy
How much "food energy" (e.g. chocolate) does a
student get for energy compensation when he heats the metal plate in the MET by
5 Kelvin in 5 minutes? What does he achieve?
Exploring the energy quantities for everyday
processes, e.g. annual electricity demand, energy for home heating, air travel,
annual energy demand for Germany, Europe, the world, etc.
- Energy system comparisons:
Compilation of energy balances for transport
systems, e.g. bicycle - car; train - plane or ship, etc.
Energy balances for
lighting systems, communication, EDP, building services applications such as
vacuum cleaners, coffee machines, heating circulation pumps, etc.
- A new understanding of the basic parameters of electrical and energy
technology on the basis of "Ohm's Law" and of power and energy calculations,
of energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies!
Additional equipment for the teaching and learning system Energy
For an extension and deepening of energy technology experiments and
presentations Christiani offers a supplementary equipment with which further
attractive applications for energy technology can be developed!
With the additional equipment to the energy trainer the following
action-oriented learning processes can be realized:
With the energy trainer the electrical operation of
a small model railway system can be demonstrated.
Examine storage solutions with a battery storage or
a simulated pumped storage power station where the Energy Trainer supplies the
electrical storage energy. These experiments can be used to investigate the
efficiency of these possible storage scenarios for securing our electrical
With the Energy Trainer, up to 30 watts of power
can be supplied via an inverter 230 V AC for various energy applications with
Examples: Small 230 V AC devices, PC, television, LED