SolarK12 Online Courses

SOLARK12 EDUCATOR COURSES

SOLARK12 Online courses for Educators from Solar Schoolhouse
Course ID#Course NameDescriptiontime required
SSH55Intro to SolarWhySolarPicThis course is a short introduction to solar energy concepts for teachers and curriculum developers in preparation for attending a Solar Primer Workshop.30 minutes
SSH100SOLAR PRIMER
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This course is a basic introduction to using solar energy in your home. You’ll see how to keep your house warm in the winter, and cool in the summer, using just sunlight for fuel. You’ll also find out how to pasteurize water and cook food with the Sun. You’ll even see how to turn sunlight into electricity.
There are hands-on projects to build and experiment with, and several solar history examples. At the end of each unit is a short review quiz. Graduates receive a certificate of completion.

This is shorter course based on the Your Solar Home curriculum.
3-5 hrs
SSH101YOUR SOLAR HOME
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Based on Solar Schoolhouse's "Your Solar Home" Curriculum, using the HOME as the central theme from which to study solar energy.
This course shows how to heat, cool and power your house with sunlight. It also explores heating water and cooking food with the Sun.

The course has seven modules with a total of thirty lessons and hundreds of illustrations. Short video clips introduce the basic concepts, followed by more detailed explanations.

There are hands-on projects to build and experiment with, and several solar history and current real world examples. At the end of each unit is a short review quiz. Graduates receive a certificate of completion.
10-20 hrs

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