Design the Future with Solar Energy: Solar Curriculum Project

The project purpose of “Design the Future with Solar Energy: Solar Curriculum Project” is to create solar curriculum for grades 6-12 that includes fun hands-on learning to inspire students to think creatively about solar energy innovation and sustainable transportation. This seed grant will be used to research, design, and field test 5 solar curriculum chapters. The chapters include Chapter 1 – Solar 101, Chapter 2 – Solar Panels, Chapter 3 – Basic Circuits and Batteries, Chapter 4 – Solar Mobility & Careers, and Chapter 5 – Hands-on Learning. Each chapter will have a teacher’s guide, introduction, powerpoint, and hands-on activity. The solar chapters will be open-source and free for educators to download and try. Feedback and additional ideas will be welcome from early curriculum testers. Curriculum testing partners will be contacted to review the curriculum like the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Exploratorium Museum, Barefoot College in India, y-plan Berkeley and the SMUD Solar Sunflower program.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $15700
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747114

    UCD-DOT-612

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ferguson, Beth

  • Start Date: 20190801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01722020
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747114, UCD-DOT-612
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 7 2019 4:42PM