Sustainable Energy

Demystify renewable energy with activities in solar, wind, biomass, and anaerobic digestion

Sustainable Energy Hands-on Learning Lessons

Closed Loop Agriculture and Methane Digestion(Grades k-12)

Coming Soon: Lesson Planning in Development


Energy Basics (Grades 6-8)

  • Objectives: Students will begin to learn the relationship between energy, work, and power, and represent the relationships between these using mathematical formulas.
  • On-Site Activity:

Energy Smoothie Bike  (Grades 4-12)

  • Objectives

    Students will experiment with a Smoothie bike which will expose, engage, and educate about energy, making healthy food choices, and physical activity choices.

  • On-Site Activity: Make smoothies and learn about energy

The Power of Water (Grades 5-8)

  • Objectives:

    Students will learn the importance of water and the history of hydro to our modern civilization. They will gain an understanding of and an ability to discuss the positives and negatives of the use of hydro-power.

  • On-Site Activity: Students will learn experimentally about sustainable energy through hydro, solar, and wind energy labs.

Be Energy Smart- Appliance Energy Challenge (Grades 6-12)

  • Objectives: Students will begin to learn ways to save energy by understanding the energy requirements of various types of household and personal electrical appliances. They will relate the issue of nonrenewable energy resources to their own use of energy.
  • Hands-on Activity: Appliance Energy Challenge
  • On-Site Activity:

Cookies, Miles, & CO2 (Grades 5-10)

  • Objectives:

    Students will discuss relationships between food transport and coarbon emissions in the atmosphere. Students will be able to describe the concept of “Think Global, Act Local” as it relates to world energy consumption reducing carbon emissions. Students will be motivated to “buy local”.

  • Hands-on Activity: "Cookie Miles" demonstration
  • On-Site Activity:

Mining ChoCOALate (Grades 5-10)

  • Objectives:

    Students will discuss relationships between mining chocolate chips from cookies to world energy resource issues (supplies, technology, and political factors). Students will be able to describe the concept of “Think Global, Act Local” as it relates to world energy resources.

  • Hands-on Activity: "Cookie Mining" demonstration
  • On-Site Activity:

Contact

Nick Hamilton-Honey
Extended School Day & Sustainable Energy
nh327@cornell.edu
315-379-9192 x230

Last updated September 21, 2018