Author:
Pacific Education Institute
Subject:
Applied Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Physical Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
  • Climate Science
  • ClimeTime
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Middle School Science
  • Renewable Energy
  • Solar
  • energy
  • renewable-energy
  • wa-ela
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    PEI SOLS Middle School Renewable Energy: Solar

    PEI SOLS Middle School Renewable Energy: Solar

    Overview

    Solar energy in the form of light is available to organisms on Earth in abundance. Natural systems and other organisms have structures that function in ways to manage the interaction with and use of this energy. In this storyline, students will explore how light energy interacts with materials and how light energy can be transformed into energy for heating and cooling. Students design a solar water heater and explore how products like this can reduce carbon emissions to mitigate climate change.