Experiment Gallery: Steam Power Plant

About this Experience

Operate a small steam engine that drives a 12-volt alternator. Change the steam pressure, valve timing, presence or absence of a condenser, and the electrical load to observe variations in the transformation of heat energy to mechanical, electric, and light energies. The Steam Power Plant is part of the larger Experiment Gallery on level 3.

Grade Level
6, 9
Academic Standard Strand
Physical Science
Experience Type
Exhibit Component

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