Teacher Training on Solar Challenge Curriculum

VEEP has just added a one-day teacher training on our Solar Challenge Curriculum to our calendar.

When: Wednesday, March 4, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where:  Woodstock Union Middle School
Costs:  $50 per teacher, plus $40 restocking fee to borrow a kit of materials after the training (scholarships and grants may be available: inquire at info@veep.org)
Teacher Professional Development:  This will be a fast-moving training on VEEP’s Solar Challenge curriculum for middle and high school science teachers who have a strong energy background.  You will get an overview of the Solar Challenge curriculum and materials and walk through some of the activities.

Solar Challenge Curriculum Overview: 
In the Solar Challenge, students are guided to build a concentrating solar collector that will heat 12 ounces of water using solar energy. Students learn about energy sources and energy science. They design and refine, produce a miniature mock-up and then a full-scale working model of their solar collector. They test the model outdoors in the sun, taking data and documenting their work, just like a professional engineer does when working on a new product design. Data is collected and analyzed graphically, and performance is measured using three criteria: temperature rise of the water, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

To register for the institute, or more information, send an e-mail to info@veep.org.