Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Here Comes the Sun: Teaching about Solar

Here Comes the Sun: Teaching about Solar Science and Technology
2-day Professional Development Workshop for Educators
June 29 and 30
8:45am - 3:30pm
Halloween Hikes and Hayrides
Participants will learn and experience through hands-on activities how to teach about our sun's role in the solar system, how we can measure and make use of the sun's energy, how solar panels work, and how students can build solar car kits in the classroom that will help them consolidate their knowledge about these topics. Workshop activities will include simulation games about the sun and solar energy, some alternative assessment strategies, and construction of both solar car kits and pyranometers, instruments for measuring amounts of insolation (available sun energy) in the schoolyard. Activities are based on PDE science standards.

Attending teachers will receive a $50 stipend, 12 ACT 48 credit hours, a pyranometer and a solar car kit . Appropriate for teachers of middle school through secondary school. For more information:

Pre-registration required. To register, please contact Leigh Ashbrook at 215-482-7300 ext.124 or lashbrook@schuylkillcenter.org

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