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Illinois Solar Energy Association
IREC, Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Schools Going Solar, Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)
Solar Schools. Solar Quest @ EcoSage, Inc


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Alternative Energy
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Glossary - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Non-Fiction,
Author, Christine Peterson
ISBN 0516228048 1553375831
Various forms of alternative energy (wind, solar, hydo, geothermal and biofuels are explored.

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American Solar Energy Society, The
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: The American Solar Energy Society is a national organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar energy for the benefit of US citizens and the global enrivonment. ASES promotes the widespread near- and long-term use of solar energy.
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Catching Sunshine
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Science Fair Projects
Summary: What is the Online Science-athon? The Science-athon offers elementary and middle-grade students opportunities to discover the science in their daily lives. Presented as challenges, the Science-athon asks students to investigate their world in ways that are eng...
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Converting Solar Power to Electricity
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Interactive look at the process of converting solar power to electricity.
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Energy Efficiency World
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Glossary - Web site
Summary: The Energy Efficiency World website is designed to educate 8- to 12-year-old students about energy, motivate them to make energy-saving behavioral changes, and encourage their families to do the same. The site is geared for a range of interests and reading l...
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Energy Kid's Page
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Energy sections, puzzles, quizzes, games,Energy Ant field trips, activities, energy facts, historical time lines (on energy) and more combine to provide a valuable classroom resource.
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Energy Library Books on Science
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Experiment - School Projects
Summary: Twenty-three books are recommended in this list from Energy Quest. Thse are books that provide lessons, experiments and project suggestions to enhance energy education in the classroom.
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Energy Savers: A Consumer Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Learn what energy efficiency programs are going on in your state, and follow short cuts to technology information on appliances, all aspects of solar, geothermal, hydropower and wind energy. Use interactive evaluation tools, animations, fact sheets and more a...
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Energy Star for K-12 School Districts
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Holiday - List - Web site
Summary: ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program(EPA and DOE) helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR provides tools and guidelines for energy management appropriate for school administrators; it pro...
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Energy Story
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Glossary - Manual/Handbook - School Projects
Summary: The Energy Story provides energy information on electricity (all types), fossil fuels, biomass, geothermal, hydro, nuclear, ocean, solar, wind, renewable vs nonrenewable, hydrogen and more. This is a 20 chapter introduction to energy appropriate for middle sc...
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Following the Sun to Greener Buildings
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: The EHP Online lessons provide students lessons that are based upon actual articles. The EHP summary for this lesson is as follows "Students read the articles Growing Green Communities and identify green building techniques that have environmental and health...
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GIS Index of Maps
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Web site
Summary: ESRI's GIS has developed maps for various resources and for specific projects. Maps include interactive maps and renewable energy atlas of the west for biomass, geothermal, solar and wind; solar maps and maps of federal energy management programs.
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Glossary of Related Solar Power Terms
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary
Summary: Technical terms are defined for solar power.
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Hot Water and Warm Homes from Sunlight
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Lessons

Author, Alan Gould, GEMS

ISBN 0912511249

Students can learn about heat and actually build model homes and hot water heaters to apply concepts and test understanding.

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Illinois Solar Energy Association
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) was founded in 1975 and chartered by the State of Illinois in 1979. Our goal is to provide energy education and promote the application of solar and renewable energy technologies. ISEA is the Illinois chapter of t...
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Illinois Solar Energy Association
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Learn about solar events in Illinois, access solar fact sheets (specific to Illinois)and ISEA newsletters.
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Illinois Solar Energy Association
Grade Level: High School
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) was founded in 1975 and chartered by the State of Illinois in 1979. Our goal is to provide energy education and promote the application of solar and renewable energy technologies. ISEA is the Illinois chapter of t...
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Illinois Solar Energy Association
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Learn about solar events in Illinois, access solar fact sheets (specific to Illinois)and ISEA newsletters.
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Journey to Forever
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: Journey to Forever is a pioneering expedition by a small mobile NGO involved in environment and rural development work, starting from Hong Kong and travelling 40,000 km through 26 countries in Asia and Africa to Cape Town, South Africa. Available in Spanish,...
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Learning about Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects - Web site
Summary: If you're wondering what renewable energy and energy efficiency are all about, you've come to the right place. Here you'll find the answers to these questions: What Is Renewable Energy? Why Is Renewable Energy Important? Why Is Energy Efficiency Important? The...
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Million Solar Roofs Initiative
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: The Million Solar Roofs Initiative is a unique public-private partnership, aimed at overcoming barriers to market entry for selected solar technologies. The goal of the Initiative is practical and market-driven: to facilitate the sale and installation of one m...
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Missouri Schools Going Solar Celebrates First Installation
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study
Summary: Parkway Northeast Middle School became the first of 15 Missouri schools to receive an interconnected, one-kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic array, thanks to Missouri Schools Going Solar (MSGS), a solar energy education project created by the Missouri Department of Na...
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: NREL provides maps, resources and much more as part of their effort to secure an energy future for the nation that is environmentally and economically sustainable.
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Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is one of the nation’s leading regional education and advocacy associations that aims to accelerate the deployment and use of renewable energy, green buildings, and energy efficiency. NESEA produces major ev...
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Peak Students.Net
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Students involved in PEAK projects can learn how to save family money on energy bills, discover why saving energy is good for the environment, gain knowledge about solar power and other renewable energy sources and chat with other PEAK students in california,...
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Renewable Energy Lesson Plans
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: Renewable energy lessons for elementary, middle school and high school explore a variety of renewable energy forms using lessons and associated fact sheets. These are available online or they can be ordered at a web site provided (see Get Stuff). These lesson...
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School Power Naturally In the Classroom
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: School Power Naturally offers solar energy curricular materials for students in grades 5 - 12. Developed for New York State, these are applicable to classroom everywhere. As of early 2006 there were 45 lessons, divided into Level II and Level III. They also...
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Schools Going Solar
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: This is a guide to schools going solar, as well as solar power solutions and basics, pv installations and data, and other solar links. A video clip on solar power is provided, suggestions for financing solar schools, and creating better schools. You can obta...
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Schools Going Solar
Grade Level: Elementary - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: This is a list of articles, case studies and additional reports on schools that are going solar, contests, and grants.
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Schools in Illinois Going Solar
Type: Case Study
Summary: This list provides a look at schools in the Chicago area and beyond the Chicago area that have selected to use solar energy in one way or another.
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Solar
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on solar energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Solar
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Solar Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Solar box cookers
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Modern city dwellers are privileged: most people do not even have a switch to flip. Rice was cooked by the sun in a brown teapot, before we had a black cooking pot. It worked. Half the inhabitants of Earth cook over woodfires -- 45% of the world's wood is used...
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Solar Cars: What's Up in the Environment
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary
Summary: What's Up in the Environment projects are intended primarily for middle school students, but can be modified. They begin with an extensive description of the project’s objectives, standards, time and materials needed, computer requirements, and lists of on-lin...
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Solar Cooking Archive
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Plans for making three different solar cookers (box-style, panel and parabolic) are provided. Documents inclucdes general information, newsletters, retained-heat cooking, and food drying. Photos on various cookers and designs, a slide show and solar cooking...
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Solar Electric Power Association
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: This is a guide to schools enjoying the benefits of solar energy. It offers an introduction to solar energy in US Schools, photovoltaics, passive solar and solar thermal, creating better schools and performance contracting. Additionally the site offers a list...
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Solar Energy
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on solar energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Solar Energy International: Energy for a Sustainable Future
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: SEI provides a broad range of workshops in solar electricity, home design and natural house building, wind power, renewable fuels and more. They provide programs for youth camps, schools and design and equipment training.
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Solar Matters I
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: This unit provides an introduction to solar energy, the importance of it in our lives and its impact on the future of energy devleopment. Included is a solar bead activity, cooking tips, and solar cell simulation (and much more). Designed for grades K-2.
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Solar Research
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: Solar Research information, high-performance photovoltaics, current technology for industry and home.
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Solar Schools
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Database - Web site
Summary: This website allows students to participate in SolarQuest with other students from around the world who are taking the lead in using solar energy and cleaan energy resources. Schools can enroll and participate with others by sharing data.
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Sustainable Development Project, Cochrane High School, Alberta, Canada
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Experiment - School Projects - Web site
Summary: In June 2000, two Cochrane High School science teachers decided to create a real-life example of sustainable development as a learning tool for their students. Their plan was to install solar panels and a wind turbine on the roof of the school. They gathered a...
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Sustainable Transportation
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Web site - Workshops
Summary: NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) provides educational materials including curricular units, lesson plans, activity planners and a searchable resource catalong and more. They also host workshops on transportation and energy related educational...
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Teacher Resources, Florad Solar Energy Center
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Links to solar resources, activities, and solar matters lessons can be accessed from this portal. For more technical information on solar energy, return to the Home Page. Included is a virtual tour of their new energy center.
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Texas Solar Coloring Book
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Non-fiction, activity, coloring book

AuthorPearson, Judy

This coloring book is a fun way to introduce young students to solar energy.

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UV Bead Magic (Solar Beads)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Using ultraviolet detecting beads, students will be able to explain how the amount of UV radiation varies in differing conditions of sun and shade and they will be able to explain the importance of using sunscreen. (A source for solar energy beads is www.teac...
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Watts on Schools, Bringing Solar Energy to the Communities we Serve
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Database - Experiment - List - Web site
Summary: Move backwards and forward at this site dedicated to Solar Energy and you can learn about what schools are doing, calculate wattage, download data, find appropriate activities and learn about the photovoltaic systems.
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What is Solar Energy?
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on solar energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Why is it so hot when I sit next to the window?
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: This lesson is designed for K-5, subjects are science, math, and language arts. Students will learn how to reflect heat energy, how glass can transmit energy and they will demonstrate how this information can be used at home and in the community as well as in...
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