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View Resource Learning Cycle Planner: Tracking the Sun's Path in the Sky

These classroom materials from Joe Orzali integrate the topics of earth and space science, natural cycles, alternative energy, green building and ecological preservation. The activity involves tracking the apparent motion of the sun in the sky on a model in which a plastic dome represents the sky. Step by step instructions are provided for the classroom activity along with several in-class...

View Resource Residential Solar Electricity-Problem Based Learning

This was originally designed for a STEM Magnet High School Module. Within the Power Point there are presentation slides, handouts, labs, capstone project, and grading rubric. This material would be helpful for instructors designing units on residential solar. The materials are quite extensive and include text and graphics.

View Resource FabCentral

Fab Labs are the educational outreach component for the Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Fab Lab is an abbreviation for Fabrication Laboratory. It is a group of off-the-shelf, industrial-grade fabrication and electronics tools, wrapped in open source software and programs written by researchers at the Center for Bits and Atoms. Currently the labs...

View Resource Photovoltaic Cells Animation

This interactive animation, presented by Greenspec, shows how photovoltaic cells work and how adjustment to the design parameters can affect energy output. The site provides additionally instructions, such as detailed diagrams and also images representing the concepts. Finally, a five-minute movie, produced by the Discovery Channel, is presented to address any further aspects not covered by the...

View Resource Florida Solar Energy Center: K-12 Curricula

This website contains nine sets of curriculum materials on renewable energy sources, organized into units of instruction for Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. In the High Energy Hydrogen units, students investigate how a fuel cell converts energy directly into usable electric power and why the process is pollution-free. The award-winning Solar Matters collection includes manuals for building a...

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