This is a miniature Point Absorber Wave Energy Converter Device. Wave-energy devices are being developed to harness energy and convert it to electricity. This lesson focuses on a variety of wave energy devices, and identifies which devices are best suited for which ocean space. Students can then design their own model wave-energy device, while teaching students about kinetic energy, engineering design standards, and problem solving skills.


4.1P.1, 6.2P.2, 8.2P.2, H.2P.3, H.2P.4, 4.4D.1, 4.4D.2, 7.4D.2, 8.4D.2, H.4D.2, H.4D.4

Grade Level Range: 
Middle School (6-8)
High School (9-12)