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Glaser, Peter E.; Burke, James C. – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1973
Describes new applications being found for solar energy as a result of technical advances and a variety of economic and social forces. Discusses the basic requirements for a solar climate control system and outlines factors that should stimulate greater use of solar energy in the near future. (JR)
Descriptors: Climate, Climate Control, Economic Factors, Energy
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Tullock, Bruce, Ed.; And Others – 1979
This collection of materials supports the teaching of solar energy concepts in the context of secondary school science. Included in this collection are a basic teacher's guide to activities involved in the curriculum; a discussion of multi-disciplinary extensions of solar energy education by subject area; a section on hardware needed for the…
Descriptors: Energy, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Curriculum
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Carr, Coeli – Community College Journal, 2009
As workers continue to slough their way through a prolonged economic downturn, many are finding hope, and perhaps a little stability, in a new crop of emerging and revitalized industries. Business and all levels of government are making a concerted effort to protect the environment and develop sustainable energies. Community colleges have become…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Programs, Power Technology, Energy Education
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Nuryadin, Bebeh Wahid; Nuryantini, Ade Yeti; Ramdhani, Muhammad Ali – Physics Education, 2018
A low-cost solar simulator using a LCD projector as a light source has been developed and tested successfully. The prepared simulator has an illumination spectral at the visible light region and is controllable using a computer. The prepared simulator with controllable spectral filter was used to utilize the current-voltage (I-V) measurement for…
Descriptors: Simulation, Projection Equipment, Science Laboratories, Foreign Countries
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Hibbert, Oliver D. – Environmental Education and Information, 1984
Describes some simple solar energy experiments, reviews real life examples of solar energy, and lists areas where solar energy can fit into existing school science curricula. Instructions for making equipment needed, a discussion of recent developments in thermal systems and photovoltaics, and a bibliography are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Equipment
Kelley, Brian; Fiedler, Lon – American School & University, 2012
As energy costs continue to rise, many schools and universities are considering energy-saving solutions, including solar heating options, to lower costs and to attract students and staff that support environmentally friendly practices. However, administrators and facility engineers should take several issues into account before pursuing a solar…
Descriptors: Heat, Energy Management, Energy Conservation, Costs
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Hall, D. O. – Education in Chemistry, 1978
Reviews the long term implications of photosynthesis as a source of solar energy and food. (SL)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Energy, Energy Conservation
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Lee, David G. – Social Science Record, 1975
Attempts to utilize nonpolluting solar energy for home heating and electrical power are examined. (DE)
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Environmental Influences, Environmental Research, Futures (of Society)
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Grunbaum, Rolf – Environment, 1978
Examines alternative energy sources in the USSR including wind energy, solar energy, tidal energy and geothermal energy. (MA)
Descriptors: Ecological Factors, Energy, Environmental Education, Natural Resources
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Grove, Matt – Intelligence, 2012
Many explanations have been proposed for the evolution of our anomalously large brains, including social, ecological, and epiphenomenal hypotheses. Recently, an additional hypothesis has emerged, suggesting that advanced cognition and, by inference, increases in brain size, have been driven over evolutionary time by the need to deal with…
Descriptors: Evidence, Intelligence, Botany, Brain
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Hendrix, Rebecca; Eick, Charles; Shannon, David – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2012
Creative drama activities designed to help children learn difficult science concepts were integrated into an inquiry-based elementary science program. Children (n = 38) in an upper elementary enrichment program at one primary school were the participants in this action research. The teacher-researcher taught students the Full Option Science…
Descriptors: Drama, Action Research, Student Attitudes, Enrichment Activities
Goodkind, Thomas – Communicator, 1978
Describing the need for energy alternatives in the U.S. which consumes 33 percent of the world's petroleum output, this article advocates educational leadership via solar energy education, maintaining that solar energy education can become the catalyst for energy education in our schools because it is fresh, visible, and challenging. (JC)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Educational Strategies, Energy, Environmental Education
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Young, Matthew – Physics Teacher, 1976
Studies the practicality of water-filled flat-plate solar collectors. An estimate of solar energy gathering abilities and applications in heating of homes are considered. (CP)
Descriptors: Energy, Fuels, Heat, Heating
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Mason, Jack Lee; Cantrell, Joseph S. – Science and Children, 1980
Plans and activities are suggested for teaching elementary children about solar energy. Directions are included for constructing a flat plate collector and a solar oven. Activities for a solar field day are given. (SA)
Descriptors: Construction Materials, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Energy
O'Hair, John H. – Consulting Engineer, 1975
An overview of solar energy proves that a practical heating and domestic hot water solar system can be built utilizing off-the-shelf equipment at a relatively low cost. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Energy Conservation, Heating, Merchandise Information
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