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Clean Energy in action! Live data from over 100 sites across the USA and Canada... mostly schools.

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The Educational Research Supporting the Solar Learning Lab(TM)
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Welcome to the Teacher Zone...

Classroom activities using real data from solar power installations are now available!

NYSERDA Lessons for Use with SunViewer(TM) and SunServer(TM)

Grades 5 - 12

SunViewer(TM) Virtual Array Tour: Lesson 1 [PDF] [DOC]
Students investigate the components and functions of a solar array system, and enhance that learning through the repeated generation of schematics and the formulation of hypotheses.

SunViewer(TM) Virtual Array Tour: Lesson 2 [PDF] [DOC]
Students continue to investigate the components and functions of a solar array system, and enhance that learning through interpretation of data that helps them answer the question, why choose solar?

SunViewer(TM) Virtual Array Tour: Lesson 3 [PDF] [DOC]
Students investigate the following topic areas as they interpret data displays and test hypotheses:

  • Relationship between power and energy
  • Photovoltaic system components and their function
  • Efficiency and loss mechanisms
  • Measurement units
  • Quantitative terminology and perspective

SunViewer(TM) Virtual Array Tour: Lesson 4 [PDF] [DOC]
Inquiry activities such as graph interpretation are featured as students investigate the archived, aggregate data from 50+ participating schools.

 

Other Lessons:

Grades 7-10

Interpreting Solar Power Graphs(PDF)

Grades 8-12

Data Normalization Made Easy(PDF)

We're looking for a few good teachers to help us develop activities. If you have ideas for innovative classroom activities using our solar data, send us an email at info@heliotronics.com.

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The Science Teacher: Heliotronics article published in October 2005 issue of NSTA's journal "The Science Teacher."

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More FREE resources for educators! Lesson plans, classroom activies, and student projects that focus on solar and other renewable energy.

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Wind power in the classroom:The Kidwind project has hands-on science activities.

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