Kylowave - Education

High Schools

As an educator, you are concerned with getting the most learning value from your available resources. STEM education is a key thrust in education today. The Kylowave Universal Energy Conversion System is an excellent choice because of its depth and breadth of features and its reasonable price. One device provides coverage for a multitude of courses. We work with each school individually to determine the best delivery method for your needs. We can train your teachers, or we can teach your students - it's your choice.

In our designed courses, the students use K-ECS to learn emerging areas like mechatronics and renewable energy. The courses follow a top-down approach, beginning with an overview of electric systems followed by a description of the required technology, and ending with the components needed to develop circuits and subsystems. The students learn to link the high school math and science curriculum to solve real world problems. They learn how to conduct basic programming to control loads and charge a battery, for example. Additionally, they learn how to integrate the K-ECS with signal and energy sources and various loads. The hands-on experience of controlling various loads enormously influences the interest of students in engineering, an obvious goal to enhance STEM education.

Our Goal

Our goal is to foster a passion for engineering in high school students. We believe that there is a great future in power engineering. From renewable and sustainable engineering to mechatronics and robotics - the future is bright! We are committed to developing learning content to complement the high school curriculum in sustainability and renewable energy and more.

Our Motivation

We are all about the real life learning experience that encourage high school students and young minds to start thinking about the future of renewable energy. We provide real life examples and hands-on experience combined with state-of-the-art technologies into science classes can help bring classroom learning alive. Our hope is that education will help bring more attention to renewable energy and inspire students to become leaders in renewable energy technology by making it accessible and fun.

High schools will enhance their curriculum by integrating sustainability as a social, environmental, and economic platform.

Our Offering

  • Courses can be at the high school, or off-site.
  • Courses can be held at any time, including weekends.
  • We work with each institution individually to determine curriculum entry points for teaching sustainability, renewable energy and mechatronics in high schools.
  • We provide all required learning support materials.
  • We work with you to customize lab experiment kits.
  • Development of multi-media content to support the teaching in the class room.
  • Teacher training.
  • Laboratory set up.

 

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Types of Courses Offered

Curriculum Enhancement
School year weekend
School year week day
Summer
March Break

Example of Summer Course Offering

Where:    The University of Ottawa, Electrical Engineering Lab
When:     Summer 2013
Duration: 2 Weeks
Students: from grades 9-12

The course was structured following a top-down approach, beginning with an overview of electric systems followed by a description of the required technology, and ending with the components needed to develop circuits and subsystems. The necessary theoretical background enhancing the Ontario Curriculum was presented to reinforce hands on teaching.

The students spent a week (8 hours per day) at the Electrical Engineering lab at the University of Ottawa, and built a speed controller for electrical motors, a digital music player with a speaker and a volt-meter. They had a great time working with the equipment and really demonstrated the effectiveness of K-ECS in learning difficult subjects.

The students were taught how to conduct basic programing to control loads and charge a battery using the K-ECS. Additionally, they learned how to integrate the K-ECS with signal sources and various loads. The hands-on experience of controlling various loads enormously influenced the interest of students in engineering, an obvious goal of the course.

In addition to planning, teamwork, presentation and technical report writing, they learned:
  • Programming in C
  • Understanding concepts in electrical and electronic circuits interfacing electronic circuits to real-word components
  • Open source technology (Arduino, Megunolink)
  • Electronic controllers
  • Collection and visualization of scattered data
  • Communication technology

 

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