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ERIC Number: EJ907359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
GRID[subscript C] Renewable Energy Data Streaming into Classrooms
DeLuca, V. William; Carpenter, Pam; Lari, Nasim
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v70 n3 p30-35 Nov 2010
For years, researchers have shown the value of using real-world data to enhance instruction in mathematics, science, and social studies. In an effort to help develop students' higher-order thinking skills in a data-rich learning environment, Green Research for Incorporating Data in the Classroom (GRID[subscript C]), a National Science Foundation-funded project, has installed an extensive renewable energy data acquisition system that provides teachers and students with a living laboratory for teaching and learning integrated scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical concepts. The GRID[subscript C] project has developed curriculum to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts using the renewable energy data. The project enhances instruction and improves learning while addressing a highly relevant social issue: renewable energy. The project gives aspiring engineers and scientists a data-rich resource to study renewable energy systems. This article provides a step-by-step guide to obtaining the GRID[subscript C] renewable energy data, along with a sample activity describing how the data may be used in the classroom. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina