In secondary schools the fundamentals of kinematics and some electromagnetism are
taught in lectures and demonstrated in laboratories. There is likely to be less emphasis on thermodynamics and the concepts
that are covered in lectures are probably not reinforced by demonstrations. The students are of the age where they are new drivers
and interested in engines. Moreover, there is a lot of recent interest in environmentally friendly uses of energy in today's world.
The Stirling engine can be a very good tool for demonstrating some fundamental physics while discussing
topics that are likely to attract and keep the attention of the students. This website will explain: