Klamath County Educators' Workshop

Location:
Klamath, OR
Grade Level:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
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PV System Size:
4,000.00 - kilowatts

OneEnergy Renewables completed a total of 4 MW of solar Euwana I & II Solar projects in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  In association with this utility-scale solar development project, installation, OneEnergy provided funding to BEF to help local schools leverage the project as a place-based learning tool for students in the area. Many of the Klamath County School District schools are within close proximity to the Euwana I & II Solar project sites.

In April of 2016, CE provided a regional workshop at Mazama High School for 14 teachers from 8 different schools in... Read full project narrative >>

Polk County Energy Leaders

Educators experiment with power grid model
Location:
Willamina, OR
Grade Level:
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
3,000.00 - kilowatts

Polk County Renewable Leaders links teachers, students and a local utility-scale solar array through a series teacher professional development (PD) workshops designed to augment environmental science, STEM and CTE programs with renewable energy content, science kits & leadership support over a three-year period. Teacher leaders were selected by Districts and participated in renewable energy workshops, curriculum development and leadership skills training labs. The teacher leaders will in turn provide additional support and serve as leaders in this new content area in their districts... Read full project narrative >>

Trail Wind Elementary School

Location:
Boise, ID
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
3.72 - kilowatts

This project was made possible in partnership with Idaho Power’s Solar 4R School’s Program through contributions from Idaho Power's Green Power Program. Trail Wind Elementary School is a K-6 school located at the southeastern edge of Boise with 698 students enrolled. In Spring of 2018, a 3.72 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic system was installed and generates an estimated 5,600 kWh of clean, renewable energy each year. Click on the links to view the 

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Canton, OH - Educators' Workshop

Location:
Massillon, OH
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
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9th

Arconic Foundation supported STEM teacher professional development for educators in the region surrounding Arconic facilities in Canton, OH in October 2017. Twenty-four educators from 12 school districts all came together at the R. G. Drage Career Technical Center in Massillon, OH to engage in a renewable energy educator workshop. The subjects taught by teachers at this training crossed many disciplines, including: science, robotics, social studies, math, agriculture, ELA, and natural resources. Participants were excited to engage in the topic of renewable energy and wanted to gain... Read full project narrative >>

Winsted, CT - Educators' Workshop

wind engineering Winsted, CT
Location:
Winsted, CT
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
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9th

Arconic Foundation supported STEM teacher professional development for educators in the region surrounding Arconic facilities in Winsted, CT in September 2017. Thirteen educators from four different school districts met at The Gilbert School to engage in a training focusing on renewable energy education. Representatives from Arconic Power & Propulsion, CREC (Capitol Region Education Council), and Eversource Energy were present to participate in the training and share information about energy-related careers and local energy resources. This effort was part of Arconic Foundation’s... Read full project narrative >>

Branford, CT - Educators' Workshop

teachers building sun ovens Branford, CT
Location:
Branford, CT
Grade Level:
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th

Arconic Foundation supported STEM teacher professional development for educators in the region surrounding Arconic facilities in Branford, CT in January 2018. Thirteen educators from five schools across four districts convened to participate in a Regional Renewable Energy Inquiry & Engineering workshop hosted at Francis Walsh Intermediate School. Workshop facilitators collaborated with the host to create a custom workshop opportunity geared towards middle school educators. Teachers engaged in hands on activities that focused on expanding their knowledge and application of the NGSS... Read full project narrative >>

Solar SPRK+ Lesson 6: Final Challenge and Presentation

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Author:
Deb Frankel
Intended Grade Level(s):
6th
7th
8th
Subject Area(s) Covered:
Engineering design; computer programming; Mars rovers
photovoltaics
Estimated Activity Length:
8 hours
Learning Goal(s):
  1. Students will combine SPRK+ programming with the construction of a compatible chariot in order to guide their SPRK+ “Mars rover” to carry solar panels to a charging station.
  2. Students will present a final project to the class that summarizes their knowledge about the scientific background knowledge tied to this project as well as their design and testing process.

In this lesson, students will navigate through a maze using their SPRK+ in order to reach the solar charging station.  Students will redesign their chariot in order to meet the needs of this new maze in order to carry their solar panels to the charging station, providing energy for their rover to continue working.  Following the completion of... View full description >>

Solar SPRK+ Lesson 5: Chariot Engineering Design

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Author:
Deb Frankel
Intended Grade Level(s):
6th
7th
8th
Subject Area(s) Covered:
engineering design
mars rover
Estimated Activity Length:
2 hours
Learning Goal(s):
  1. Students will identify possible design solutions to have a Sphero SPRK+ pull solar panels as a portable power source.
  2. Students will work in groups to determine the best possible designs and construct and test these designs with their team.
  3. Students will determine the strengths and weaknesses of each design and incorporate these findings into further construction phases.

Students will work through the engineering design process to build a chariot for their SPRK+ that will carry their solar panels through a maze to a charging station.  Students will draft prototypes, test their designs, and make changes to their design based on the initial success of the chariot. View full description >>

Solar SPRK+ Lesson 4: Electricity Fundamentals and Photovoltaics

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Author:
Deb Frankel
Intended Grade Level(s):
6th
7th
8th
Subject Area(s) Covered:
Electricity fundamentals; photovoltaics; solar battery charging; solar powering electronic devices
Estimated Activity Length:
1 hour 40 min
Learning Goal(s):
  1. Students will determine how to create various types of circuits in order to power loads with different electric needs.
  2. Students will identify the electric needs of a Sphero charger and build a circuit needed to charge this device.

Students work through a number of solar circuit explorations that culminate in a challenge to charge the Sphero SPRK+ devices with solar panels. In this exploration, students will investigate the requirements of various loads, working toward the voltage and amperage requirements presented specifically by the SPRK+ charging station. View full description >>

Solar SPRK+ Lesson 3: Mars Exploration Debate

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Unit:
Author:
Deb Frankel
Intended Grade Level(s):
6th
7th
8th
Subject Area(s) Covered:
research
debate
Estimated Activity Length:
2 hours
Learning Goal(s):
  1. Students will identify high quality scientific information through research that represents multiple sides of an argument.
  2. Students will communicate a pre-determined side of an argument verbally, using evidence to support their claims.

Students will research and then debate about the value of Mars exploration through robotic and/or human missions using a debate structure. View full description >>

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