Solar Updraft Towers Lesson 5: Learning About Solar Updraft Towers

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Lisa Morgan
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Learning Goal(s):
  1. Students will be able to define and explain what a solar updraft tower is.
  2. Students will make connections between their previous engineering challenge and a real world solution to the world’s growing energy demands, including careers.
Next Generation Science Standard(s) Met:

This lesson helps students learn about solar updraft towers being planned and built around the world to help solve the energy crisis by using unlimited power from the sun. This will provide real world context to the engineering challenge they engaged in during the previous lesson. A video is shown to the class; then students are encouraged to spend time searching the internet and writing about what they learn on an individual KWL chart.