Author:
Pacific Education Institute
Subject:
Engineering, Environmental Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Level:
High School
Tags:
  • Climate Science
  • ClimeTime
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • High School Science
  • Modeling
  • Solar
  • adaptations
  • climetime
  • light
  • modeling
  • wa-ela
  • wa-science
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    PEI SOLS High School Renewable Energy: Solar

    PEI SOLS High 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. Using these natural examples, humans have (in the past) and continue to design and construct homes which manage solar energy in passive and active ways to reduce the need for energy from other sources. In this storyline, students will explore passive and active solar energy management through examples in the natural world. Students will use knowledge gained to design a building that maximizes the free and abundant energy gifts of the sun.