St. Clair RESA Board of Trustees, in conjunction with a grant from Michigan Energy Works, approved money for the construction of three wind turbines and solar panels for the purpose of promoting alternative energy education in St. Clair County. The project also included resources for St. Clair County Middle Schools that would allow students to integrate wind and solar technology into their science and math courses.
Students take the WorkKeys tests as part of the MME. Of the 3 tests, students typically score the lowest on the Locating Information Test.
2010 MCTM Conference Using Alternative Energy to teach Math Concepts August 4 th and 5 th
Middle School Alternative Energy Grant St. Clair Technical Education Center St. Clair RESA Energy Works Michigan
<ul><li>St. Clair RESA’s Wind Turbine at Vantage Point </li></ul>
Energy Works Michigan http://energyworksmichigan.org/michigan-renewable-schools-program
Middle School Academic Academy A select group St. Clair County Middle School students attend a ½ day session once a week for a semester 1 st semester: ELA 2 nd semester: Math/Science 2009/2010 Focus for Math/Science was Engineering and Alternative Energy
Lesson 1 - Introduction and Engineering Design Lesson 2 - Wastewater Treatment Plant Lesson 3- Design Process and Careers Lesson 4 – Electricity Lesson 5 - Energy (Wind) Lesson 6 - Energy (Wind) Lesson 7 – Alternative Fuels Lesson 8 – Alternative Fuels Lesson 9 - Hydrogen Fuel Lesson 10 –Energy (solar) Lesson 11- SC4 Alternative Energy Presentation Lesson 12 – Wrap Up and TEC tour
<ul><li>Wind Turbine Blade Design Project </li></ul><ul><li>Activity Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Students design blades that will create the most voltage. </li></ul><ul><li>Design/Test/Adjust </li></ul><ul><li>Claims and Evidence </li></ul>www.sccresa.org Tools for Schools/ Consultants Laura Chambless
Sources for Fuel Cell Curriculum NEED organization General Motors Thames and Kosmos Department of Energy These and other resources can be found on RESA Consultants’ protopages http://www.protopage.com/jimlicht http://www.protopage.com/lchambless
Students researched the topic of alternative fuels for automobiles and produced a two minute persuasive video. The results were stored on Vimeo. http://www.vimeo.com/12490967
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Science of Electrolysis Math Concepts Graphing: Amount of time it takes to produce a volume of Hydrogen Amount of time it takes to use a volume of Hydrogen with and without a load
STEM and Alternative Energy Careers Teacher’s Domain: http://www.teachersdomain.org/
Teaching Tip Use Alternative Energy Graphs in your warm-ups to have students practice reading graphs and charts.