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March 24, 2023

Virtual Solar Energy Education Workshop


8:45 a.m.         Teachers begin to log in

9:00 a.m.         Welcome from NC GreenPower

9:10 a.m.         Introductions and Today’s workshop goals

9:20 a.m.         Solar Energy Kahoot

9:30 a.m.         Science of Energy

These hands-on forms of energy lessons help explain the forms of energy and energy transformations.  Understanding the forms of energy guides students to deeper knowledge of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources and how we use the energy harnessed from each.

10:30 a.m.       Candy Collector

11:00 a.m.       Solar Energy 101

11:20 a.m.       Lunch and Wellness Break

12:00 p.m.      Exploring Solar Energy

Explore radiant energy transformations and the production of electricity from solar energy.   These lessons and activities provide activities to engage students in learning about solar energy.  Use interdisciplinary lessons to integrate more solar in the classroom too!

  • Nature Print Paper
  • UV Bead Activity
  • PV Cell Activity
  • Solar Oven Challenge
  • Solar Language Arts Lessons
  • Solar in the Round

2:00 p.m.        Understanding your PV system

2:30 p.m.        Using Solar Installation Data in the Classroom       

3:00pm           Evaluation and wrap-up

3:30 pm          Adjourn


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