LTT is partnered with Solar Schoolhouse to develop a Common Core integrated version of their current curriculum. The lessons and activities integrate the Common Core ELA Literacy standards and the new NGSS standards. The units are currently being piloted by teachers and after school programs in Glendale Unified School District. Below you see the initial slides for the lesson on heat transfer.
The Solar Schoolhouse is a K-12 energy education program developed by the Rahus Institute in 2001. The program introduces students to the concepts of solar energy in a fun, intriguing, and meaningful way. Using hands-on, project-based teaching tools, the program seeks to raise the energy literacy in schools throughout the country by educating students about solar and renewable energy, energy resource conservation, and other energy topics.
The central theme of the program is teaching about solar energy by developing a personal connection to our homes. With every home a potential solar collector, learning about solar energy becomes an exercise in discovering and understanding how our homes can capture sunlight to provide heating, cooling, lighting, cooking, and power for our daily lives.
Date Published: September 1, 2016
Category: Curriculum Integration Core
Client: Solar Schoolhouse