ERIC Number: ED242478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Solar School House.
The Solar Schoolhouse at the Lathrop E. Smith Environmental Education Center (Rockville, Maryland) is described. Background and construction information is given. Drawings of the Schoolhouse's four sides are provided, as well as drawings illustrating the greenhouse effect, a solar collector, the Schoolhouse's summer cooling and winter heating systems, sun angle and tilt, and solar azimuth and radiation. Maps show mean daily solar radiation (annual) and zones of relative suitability for year-round solar energy collection. Solar collectors, the economy of the Schoolhouse's solar heating system, functioning of the winter heating and summer cooling system, other Schoolhouse features (windows, roof overhang, and insulation), orientation and tilt, and educational purpose are described. A 9-item glossary is provided. (MH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.