ERIC Number: ED264106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Trap the Energy of the Sun. What We Make. Science and Technology Education in Philippine Society.
Philippines Univ., Quezon City. Inst. for Science and Mathematics Education Development.
Filipino scientists and inventors have tried many ways of using solar energy. One simple device, made of wood and ordinary plastic sheets, traps solar energy to dry palay grains and other agricultural products. In this module, information and activities are provided to help students: (1) learn the advantages of using a solar crop dryer over direct sun drying; (2) build a low-cost solar crop dryer; (3) compare the drying time in the dryer and in direct sun drying using palay grains; (4) measure and compare the temperature of the air inside and outside a dryer; (5) make design changes in the dryer and observe the effect on dryer time; and (6) build a dryer three times as large as the first one. Each activity includes a list of materials needed and detailed procedures. A short mastery test (with answers) is provided. (JN)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Energy Education, Food, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Learning Activities, Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Solar Energy
University of the Philippines, Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development, Pardo de Tavera St., Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines ($1.70).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science and Technology Authority (Philippines).
Authoring Institution: Philippines Univ., Quezon City. Inst. for Science and Mathematics Education Development.
Identifiers - Location: Philippines