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Renewable Energy Workshops
Plugging into the Sun®

Demonstrating the applicability of renewable energy and sustainability topics in achieving National Curriculum Science and Design & Technology outcomes at primary and secondary levels.

HOW TO EMBED RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE CURRICULUM RESOURCES:

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BUILD SOLAR & WIND POWERED DEVICES & DEMONSTRATIONS IN OUR WORKSHOPS

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WHERE?- at your school, college, local environmental/community centre, or our Sheffield workshop
WHEN? - throughout the year daytime and evenings [1/2 day, day, twilight]

WORKSHOP CONTENT:

  • introduction to renewable energy
  • photovoltaics (PV)/solar electricity
  • solar water heating
  • wind power
  • full life cycle costs

WORKSHOP FORMAT:

  • hands-on activities
  • problem-solving
  • investigations
  • encouraging team building

Past Workshops:

"Using renewable energy resources to achieve National Curriculum Science and Design & Technology outcomes"


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Participants expectations! & What is to be achieved!
  • Renewable energy overview, Sources of Energy, Sources of Renewable Energy & RE technologies as sources of energy for domestic, educational and industrial applications
  • Environmental Issues: e.g. global warming, "greenhouse gases"
  • TEA BREAK
  • "There is not enough sun today for solar energy to work?
  • Solar electricity [practical activities] · series, parallel, good/bad conductors, safety, voltage, current, circuits · design and assemble a solar clock
  • Solar water heating · history of solar water heating · introduction to solar water heating systems for learning and teaching about heat transfer theory · types of solar collectors · NEW solar water heating systems educational devices
  • Wind Power
  • LUNCH
  • How the solar cell is manufactured and works! ICT resources, UK-ISES fact sheets other educational resources
  • Design and build a solar model car. · Friction, gearing, movement, weight & motion · Play & work · Invention & design ·
  • Design & Technology Guidelines: Fitting Renewable Energy into the National Curriculum · Lesson plans and classroom worksheets
  • Plenary and Conclusion Assessment of days activities