Coeur d' Alene Tribe Natural Resources

Location:
Plummer, ID
Grade Level:
K
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Technology Type:
PV System Size:
14.25 - kilowatts

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is excited to host a solar-electric demonstration project that will educate students who will become the leaders in the area in the next generations. This 14.25 -kilowatt system sits atop the Tribe's Natural Resources building and was installed in 2016.
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Denton, TX - Educators' Workshop

Denton TX teacher wind circuit
Location:
Denton, TX
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
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6th

Arconic Foundation supported STEM teacher professional development for educators in the region surrounding Arconic facilities in Denton, Texas in Spring 2016. BEF’s Solar 4R Schools program and the City of Denton’s Sustainable Schools partnered to provide a STEM teacher training that enabled renewable energy programming to reach 10 educators from 9 schools across the District with substantial science kits – which are now available to teachers through a lending library hosted through Denton Sustainable Schools. The City of Denton, Denton Municipal Electric, and Denton Independent School... Read full project narrative >>

Chandler, AZ - Educators' Workshop

Chandler, AZ Solar Car
Location:
Chandler, AZ
Grade Level:
PK
1st
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3rd
4th
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8th

Arconic Foundation supported STEM teacher professional development for educators in the region surrounding Arconic facilities in Chandler, Arizona in Spring 2016. The Solar 4R Schools team had an opportunity to work intimately with the East Valley Chapter of the organization Engineering for Kids. Educators spent time designing the heating compartment for a solar oven (even overheating leftover pizza) and enjoyed tremendously the time spent designing and redesigning solar cars to work in the bright Arizona sun! East Valley Engineering for Kids expects to reach 150+ students over the course... Read full project narrative >>

Our Place in Space: Tracking the Earth's Path Around the Sun

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Author:
Jamie Repasky
Intended Grade Level(s):
1st
2nd
3rd
Subject Area(s) Covered:
Science
Earth
sun
seasons
solar system
compass
compass rose
hemisphere
Earth’s axis
Estimated Activity Length:
6 hours
Learning Goal(s):

Students will be able describe how the Earth orbits the Sun and how the tilt of the planet creates the seasons by recording the ‘Sun’s path’ in our sky in the fall, winter, and spring.

During sessions in October, January, and April we will discuss observations about the weather during that season (temperature, length of day, precipitation) and explore how this relates to the Earth’s

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Our Place In Space: Cosmic Ray Detector

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Author:
Jamie Repasky
Intended Grade Level(s):
3rd
4th
5th
Subject Area(s) Covered:
Science
radiation
muons
ultraviolet (UV)
Energy
work
light
atmosphere
Estimated Activity Length:
1 hour
Learning Goal(s):

• Students will discuss how energy from the sun is transmitted in a variety of forms that perform different amounts of work.
• Students will identify multiple pieces of evidence that demonstrate energy being transmitted from the sun.

The students will be introduced to solar radiation with an activity centered on using a

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Our Place in Space: Cosmic Rays

Average Rating:
0
Author:
Jamie Repasky
Intended Grade Level(s):
3rd
4th
5th
Subject Area(s) Covered:
Science
math
solar power
visible light
ultraviolet (UV)
infrared (IR)
Energy
Watt
atmospheric conditions
Estimated Activity Length:
3 hours
Learning Goal(s):

Students will learn how the sun affects their school by measuring the temperature at different locations around the building in the fall, winter, and spring. They will learn how to measure solar energy and look for trends in temperature and solar power over the year. These trends will then be used to investigate how energy reaches Earth from the Sun.

Using a map of school buildings, students will pick four areas to monitor over the year using wireless weather stations and the Solar Power Meter. In a following lesson, students will use an online

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Shaw Island Community Solar

Location:
Shaw Island, WA
Grade Level:
K
1st
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4th
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Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.70 - kilowatts

The San Juan Islands Conservation District is partnered with Orcas Power and Light Cooperative (OPALCO) and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to install solar electric systems at the public schools on Lopez, Orcas, San Juan, and Shaw Islands in 2015. This exciting community solar project will deliver renewable energy to our public schools, reducing their electricity bills, and provide renewable energy education for our students. Participants receive a payback through production incentives. Shaw Island School is generating renewable solar energy through the community solar... Read full project narrative >>

Cascades Academy

Location:
Bend, OR
Grade Level:
PK
K
1st
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9th
PV System Size:
24.64 - kilowatts

Cascades Academy is an engaged, vibrant community that weaves challenging academics with experiential learning to inspire socially-responsible individuals ready for a diverse and changing world. This 24.6 kW solar photovolatic system was installed in 2016 thanks to Cascades Academy’s commitment to sustainability.

Electricity generated will reduce the school’s energy costs and improve the environment. The PV system was accompanied by STEM professional development opportunities for teachers through BEF’s Solar 4R Schools program, along with science education kits, classroom... Read full project narrative >>

Peninsula Light Community Solar

Location:
Gig Harbor, WA
Grade Level:
PK
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
60.00 - kilowatts

The Harbor Community Solar project is now generating electricity (click HERE to track the electric generation), and hundreds of our members are participating in the renewable-energy field. The 60-kilowatt photovoltaic system was built on the roof of the Harbor History Museum and energized on November 6, 2015. As the solar panels convert the sun’s rays into electricity, the museum will use the... Read full project narrative >>

Community School

Location:
Sun Valley, ID
Grade Level:
PK
K
1st
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9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
15.39 - kilowatts

In 2016, Community School was selected by Idaho Power to become the next Renewable School in Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s (BEF) Solar 4R Schools program. Thanks to generous support and funding from the utility’s Green Power Program participants and project match provided by Community School, the school installed a 15 kW PV system on the school which is estimated to cover seven to eight percent of the campus’ electric use. Educators at the school also received a customized renewable energy teacher training from Solar 4R Schools in Fall 2015, complete with hands-on science kit... Read full project narrative >>

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