Cypress Creek Renewables provided funding to BEF for a one-day clean energy science educator workshop in April 2019. attended by very Middle School/Jr. High in Klamath County. ... Read full project narrative >>
Students will observe a discrepant event and write down questions about what they observed.
Students will participate in a variety of activities using a meter stick in order to experience and learn about center of gravity.
Students will find the center of gravity of an irregular shaped paper object by using a plumb line.
Students will apply the concept of Center of Gravity and find the center of their solar aircraft that is to be used on their solar mobile.
Since the concept Center of Gravity (mass) is a key factor in a mobile, students will participate in some activities to help them experience and understand this principle so it can be applied to their final
Students build series circuits using “grain of wheat bulb” and LEDs powered by various low voltage solar panels.
Students build parallel circuits using grain of wheat and LED bulbs powered by various low voltage solar panels.
Students demonstrate and draw the energy transfer using solar energy.
Students draw a circuit diagram of their final optimal circuit.
Students design an optimal circuit model that will be used in their final project.
This lesson is an exploratory learning cycle that will give the instructor input as to where students are in their understanding of circuits and also scaffolds student learning. This lesson starts by engaging
Students will form and write questions about solar aircraft into their Engineering Notebooks setting the stage for future questions.
Students will be introduced to a room-sized solar mobile and add additional questions to their engineering notebook.
Students will be introduced to the engineering design scenario.
This lesson is aimed to engage students and build excitement for their future engineering design challenge of building the fastest Solar Powered Mobile. Through multi-media resources, Students will encounter
Students explore the conservation of mass in chemical reactions by observing and modeling combustion reactions and exploring the essential question/phenomena, “is all fire the same?”
Students will use information resources and a 3D model of a PV cell to understand how solar modules generate electricity. “How do PV cells make electricity?”
Students will construct circuits to explore PV modules and variables involved in powering devices.
Students evaluate, revise, and justify the energy resources suggested on an emergency preparedness supply list.
Students will return to the phenomena of energy resources to support safety, health, and comfort in an emergency situation. They will distinguish between how common materials provide energy and develop an