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ERIC Number: ED529385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Teaching Children to Value Solar Energy
Hugerat, Muhamad; Saker, Salem; Odeh, Saeed; Agbaria, Adnan
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 6 p804-818 2011
In this educational initiative, we suggest to build a real model of solar village inside the school, which uses only solar energy. These educational initiatives emphasize the importance of energy for a technological society and the advantage of alternative energy sources. In this scientific educational initiative, the pupils in three elementary schools in Israel were active participants in building systems that use solar energy to work. The study objective is to examine the educational, social and scientific impact of the initiative on students, parents and teachers and their readiness to support and participate in such educational initiative. The study results showed that the three groups highly appreciate the project educationally and socially. They feel that the execution of the initiative inside the school promotes creativity and thinking ability among students. Parents showed a great support for the project, because they see the positive impact of the project on their children's learning ability. Teachers considered this initiative quite important due to the students' interaction and interests, which leads to the success of the school. It also improves the learning skills of the students, such as reading plans, executing research and writing reports. (Contains 12 figures and 8 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel