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GreenSTEM Units: All About Sustainable Energy

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Two nine-week sets, Basic Sustainable Energy and Applications of Sustainable Energy, provide a variety of engaging hands-on, STEM-infused lessons. From the scientific method to solar-roasted mini-dogs and intelligent fuel cell cars, students work together and learn the Pitsco way – by doing.

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Using the lessons within the Basic Sustainable Energy Teacher's Guide, students experience a variety of hands-on activities with a wide range of STEM connections.

SCIENCE

  • Photovoltaics
  • Series and parallel circuits
  • Voltage
  • Alternative energies
  • Energy transformations
  • Electricity production
  • Force and motion
  • Energy and power

TECHNOLOGY

  • Multimeter usage
  • Measuring voltage
  • Electrical circuits
  • Energy conservation
  • Social perspectives
  • Environmental perspectives
  • Systems
  • Problem solving
  • Social impacts

ENGINEERING

  • Engineering design
  • Technological systems
  • Modeling
  • Problem solving
  • Technological design
  • Data analysis and prediction
  • Electric power

MATH

  • Graphing
  • Mathematics in context
  • Number operations
  • Proportions
  • Data analysis
  • Formulas
  • Ratios
  • Graphing data
  • Measurements

 

Using the lessons within the Applications of Sustainable Energy Teacher's Guide, students experience a variety of hands-on activities with a wide range of STEM connections.

SCIENCE

  • Aerodynamic drag
  • Magnetism
  • Center of mass
  • Electrolysis
  • Energy transformations
  • Catalysts
  • Scientific method
  • Data analysis
  • Indirect measurement
  • Heat transfer
  • Solar energy
  • Specific heat

TECHNOLOGY

  • Design processes
  • Social perspectives
  • Friction reduction
  • Technological systems
  • Transportation technologies
  • Environmental impacts
  • Critical thinking
  • Trade-offs
  • Measurement systems
  • Inventions
  • Temperature measurement

ENGINEERING

  • Problem solving
  • Modeling
  • Technological design
  • Electromotive propulsion
  • Systems design
  • Power input and output
  • Engineering design
  • Iterative processes
  • Data analysis
  • Attributes of design
  • Data collection

MATH

  • Measuring time
  • Using formulas
  • Proportions
  • Mathematics in context
  • Number operations
  • Graphical analysis
  • Trend lines
  • Use of formulas
  • Graphing
  • Variables
  • Linear functions

 

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