Fourth Graders Power Their Classroom with Solar Energy

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Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5
Organization:United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Publication Date:2013
Summary:"In this video, fourth graders in Durham, North Carolina, discover the benefits of clean energy. Aaron Sebens, a teacher at Central Park School for Children, taught his fourth graders about solar and other energy sources. The students then decided to make their classroom solar-powered. The video depicts the students' journey from idea to reality, concluding with a celebration during which Sebens and his students officially """"""""flip the switch"""""""" on their solar-powered classroom. Find out how the class raised more than ¤5-000 for the project by viewing the video."
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 7
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:4-ESS3-1; K-ESS3-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Systems and system models
Subjects: elementary school; energy; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; renewable energy; solar; sun
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