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Teaching Solar Energy to Kids

Course ID: RE101Status: Full


Category: K-12 Professional Development

Course Description: Educators attending this one-day summer workshop will learn about the impacts that our energy use has on the planet and how to best teach youth about solutions:  energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technologies. The workshop provides an overview of hands-on elements that can be employed in the classroom. Integrating renewable energy education into the classroom provides STEM education, excitement and hope for the future. 

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Hands-on activities include feeling energy efficiency through an energy-generating bicycle, using simple solar ovens, designing passive solar homes, wiring solar cells and measuring solar electrical output, powering DC toys and water pumps with photovoltaics, and studying solar racecars and wind turbine blade design competitions for schools. Lesson plans, pedagological approaches and effective messaging for youth are discussed throughout. This workshop is always a hoot and it's an excellent way to network with other energy-conscious educators.

Teachers and non-formal educators of all K-12 students are encouraged to attend. Participants will receive a record of completion and Continuing Education Certificate from SEI.


For information on SEI's Solar Professionals Certificate Program please click here.  For information on SEI's workshop and training program policies please click here

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