ERIC Number: ED199386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-6
Programmed Instruction Manual for a New Solar and Energy Conservation Laboratory. Final Evaluation Report.
State Univ. of New York, Farmingdale. Agricultural and Technical Coll.
A programmed instruction course was developed, consisting of fifteen experiments encompassing eleven separate pieces of equipment operational in a solar and energy conservation lab. The programmed instruction manual for the lab was evaluated and revised during a workshop. This evaluation indicated that both the lab and manual are valuable tools aiding in efforts to conserve fossil fuels. The manual, which is also provided, consists of nine sections and an appendix. The first two sections contain programmed experiments involving a solar cycle trainer and solar schematic trainer. Section 3 provides power solar trainer instructor and trainee manual materials. Section 4, which deals with a heat pipe, contains general characteristics of the heat pipe, a simplified theoretical analysis, an introduction to a heat pipe mini-lab, and suggested experiments for the mini-lab. Computer programs dealing with the cooling and heating modes of a solar-assisted heat pump and an air-to-air solar trainer are contained in sections 5-7. Section 8, which deals with heat pump technology, contains a review of the simulated system and two practice exercises. Section 9 presents a sample print-out covering a domestic solar hot water heater. An appendix discusses teaching the principles of solar energy in the undergraduate engineering laboratory. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Conservation Education, Continuing Education, Energy, Energy Conservation, Guides, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Laboratory Equipment, Laboratory Experiments, Laboratory Manuals, Laboratory Procedures, Learning Activities, Power Technology, Programed Instruction, Solar Radiation, Technical Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Farmingdale. Agricultural and Technical Coll.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to light and broken print.