Powering Our Future Grades 4-6 and 6

Report
Presented by SRP Community Outreach Education Department
Introductions
Energy Bumper Stickers
What should we teach about energy? Overview of Program
Natural Resources Do it All: Card Game (6-8, Unit 1, Lesson 1)
Electrical Energy Generation Jigsaw
Moving Electrons
Solar Inquiry
Poweringourfuture.com
Reflection/Evaluation
WINTRBIN
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Building an Understanding about Energy
 Identify basic concepts of energy
 Write ONE concept on each cup
 Stack them to symbolize the knowledge that
builds the foundation for energy literacy
 Put the Energy Literacy cup on the top
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Renewable Energy Curriculum Materials
3 modules
 3rd-6th
 6th-8th
 High School – solar focus
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Created with the help of over 70 local
educators
Correlated to State Standards
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Create a Pie Chart
Use different colors for different sources.
For example, solar might be green and hydro
power might be blue.
Use the template as a guide.
Think of all the ways electricity is generated.
Think about what percentage or fraction each
source is of all the electricity Arizona
generates.
There are 12 sections.
Think in terms of fractions
or percentages.
Try to think of all the
sources Arizona uses.
Assign a value to each.
Natural Resources Linked to Generate Energy in Arizona
2%
25%
44%
5%
22.5%
1.5%
Natural Resources Used to Generate Energy in Arizona
2%
25%
44%
5%
22.5%
1.5%
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2013
Coal
Solar
Natural Gas
Hydro
Nuclear
Other Renewables
Natural Resources Used to Generate Energy in the U. S.
2%
31%
39%
Coal
Solar
Natural Gas
Hydro
7%
Nuclear
20%
1%
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2012
Other Renewables
Natural Resources Used to
Generate Energy in Arizona
U.S.
Coal
2%
Solar
25%
44%
5%
22.5%
Coal
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Other
Renewables
Solar
2%
Hydro
1.5%
Arizona
Natural Resources Used to Generate
Energy in the U. S.
31%
39%
Natural Gas
Hydro
7%
20%
Nuclear
1%
Other
Renewables
9%
2%
Nuclear
45%
Other
36%
8%
Coal
Sustainable Resources
Natural Gas
Total Capcity 7,501 MW
4%
Solar
39%
38%
Energy Efficiency
Biomass
Wind
11%
Geothermal
4%
2%
2%
Landfill Gas
Hydropower
Total 9% of Retail Sales
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You have different sources of electricity
generation on your tables.
Each set shows the electrical generation
process
Sort the cards at your table in the correct
order. You may not need to use all the cards.
Once you have it, line up the cards along the
wall in order.
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Learn about ten energy sources
Use the Frayer Model
NEED.org infobooks
Definition (in your own words)
Facts/Characteristics
Important To Know
Challenges
With your group, read
your expert passage to
learn about your form
of energy
Write what you have
learned on your poster
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Definition
Facts
Important to Know
Challenges
Definition (in your own
words)
Facts/Characteristics
Important To Know
Challenges
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What similarities do you see?
Is there anything different in the process?
Which ones would you consider “efficient”?
Which ones would you consider “green”?
Which is the cheapest?
Which is the most expensive?
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Connect the hand-crank generator to the test
bed.
Set the switch to “Incan” for incandescent
bulbs.
Turn the generator and see if you can light all
the lights.
Now set the switch to LED and turn the
generator again.
What happened? Discuss at your table.
Passive Solar
Daylighting
Active Solar Heating
Concentrating Solar Power
Power Tower
Photovoltaics
PV Cell
PV Array
Components
oPV Cells
oModules
oArrays
PV System Components
Solar Fountain Activity
A Solar Hydro Experiment
Solar Fountain Activity
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Assemble your solar fountain
Fill your pan with water
Go outside and point your PV cell in the directions on the chart
Hold your PV cell at the different degrees using your protractor to measure
Rate the flow from the fountain from 1-5
Write the flow number on the chart
Experiment to find the best position for your PV cell
Find a plant to dump your water on
Come back inside and write 3 statements based on what you’ve seen
North
Flat/ Horizontal
45 degrees
65 degrees
90 degrees
(perpendicular)
Optimum/ Most
productive
East
South
West
Divide students
into three
teams
• Hydropower
• Solar power
• Wind power
Construct
eJournals
Computers
and
headsets for
student
teams
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www.poweringourfuture.com Lesson plans tied to standards by grade
and ejourneys (also on your disc)
www.srpnet.com/education Materials, lessons, powerpoints, resources
www.NEED.org Energy Books, kits, and ideas
www.azsta.org Arizona Science Teachers Assn.
For Science and energy-related products:
www.arborsci.com
www.deltaeducation.com
www.hometrainingtools.com
www.amazon.com
$350 available
To teachers who
have attended a
POF training
For supplementary
materials and
supplies to teach
the hands-on
components of the
curriculum.
Examples: solar
cells, circuit
boards, generators
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Please take a
moment to
fill out a
reflection and
evaluation
form.
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available at
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and
http://www.
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