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Teaching material

Teachers welcome to the site where all the learning and teaching materials are ready to be used. You can also find worksheets , descriptions for experiments and roleplays. Just choose a chapter and download the materials.

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LU 1_1_Energy sources

In this unit the students discover different types of energy production sources, using all their senses. They learn what energy is, where it is used and how to identify its production sources as non-renewable and renewable.

Created: 18.12.2020

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU1

Downloads: 156

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LU 1_2_Solar energy

In this unit students discover that the white visible light actually contains all rainbow colours and that different types of sun rays have different effects on us and our surroundings. Furthermore, through experiments they can find out how we can protect ourselves from harmful sun rays.

Created: 14.10.2020

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU1

Downloads: 118

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LU 1_3_Climate change

The unit provides a fun and engaging activity for the students to learn about climate change and global warming through an interactive quiz.

Created: 18.12.2020

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU1

Downloads: 124

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RP 1_3_Greenhouse effect

The greenhouse effect is not so easy to understand. With the little Role Play 3.1_Greenhouse effect the students should get an idea how it works. Only when you know how it works, then you can do something about it

Created: 14.10.2020

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU1

Downloads: 127

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worksheet quiz

LU 1_4_Quiz on climate change

An interactive quiz on climate change for in class

Created: 28.01.2021

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU1

Downloads: 114

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LU 2_Solar energy technologies

In this unit the students realize there are different types of solar energy technologies each with different methodologies and working principles.

Created: 14.10.2020

Last modified: 09.06.2021

Chapter: LU2

Downloads: 113

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LU 3_1_Site selection

In this unit students learn what to consider when a planning solar-thermal system.

Created: 18.12.2020

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU3

Downloads: 140

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LU 3_2_Solar-thermal systems_planning installation

In this unit students become familiar with solar planning tool application, and with the way to determine the most appropriate location for installation by measuring illuminance on the terrain and by taking other relevant aspects into account.

Created: 18.12.2020

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU3

Downloads: 124

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LU 3_3_Solar-thermal system_costs

In this unit students calculate the costs and explore the possibilities of financing the construction of a solar-thermal system at the school.

Created: 22.02.2021

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU3

Downloads: 94

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RP 3_1_Site selection

Through the role play, students will understand the interdependence and conflict of the involved roles and attempt to come to a decision about selecting the most suitable school to install a water heating system based on location criteria.

Created: 14.10.2020

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU3

Downloads: 142

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RP 3_2_Installation_pros and cons

Through the role play, students will understand the interdependence and conflict of the involved roles and attempt to come to a decision about an installation of a solar thermal system in a public swimming pool.

Created: 14.10.2020

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU3

Downloads: 126

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RP 3_3_Financing a solar plant

Through the role play, students will understand the interdependence and conflict of the involved roles and attempt to come to a decision about the search for a sponsor to fund a school's solar thermal system.

Created: 14.10.2020

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU3

Downloads: 141

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G 3_1_Collector Construction Game

In this game the class can find out the right order of work steps to contructing the collector. Great indoor game instead of real building, also useful in preparation for the building activity.

Created: 08.02.2021

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU3

Downloads: 130

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LU 4_1_Public relations

Students learn how to do a radio broadcast and make online video contributions to present Solar Thermal Systems in this unit.

Created: 14.10.2020

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU4

Downloads: 116

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LU 4_2_Solar newspaper

In this unit students learn how to write a newspaper article and publish a solar newspaper.

Created: 14.10.2020

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU4

Downloads: 97

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LU 5_1_Practical realization

In this practical unit the students learn how a solar thermal plant works by building it themselfes. They learn to work in teams, get to know the different tools and how to use them. The construction of the plant must be well planned and prepared. The pupils can handle a considerable amount themselves, but need guidance and support from a technician and/or the teacher.

Created: 14.10.2020

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU5

Downloads: 120

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LU 5_2_Presentation_plant

The planning and implementation of a project presentation/event is the goal of this unit. The students learn how to plan and conduct an event.

Created: 14.10.2020

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU5

Downloads: 98

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LU 6_Excursions

During the excursion the young people learn about the energy supply in their region or about companies dealing with renewable energies, etc., depending on the excursion goal.

Created: 18.12.2020

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU6

Downloads: 118

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Curriculum

Overview on all teaching materials, tools and documents of the project

Created: 25.06.2021

Last modified: 25.06.2021

Chapter: LU7

Downloads: 69

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Our solartown Implementation Guide

In this guide you will find all the details for implementing a project on solar thermal energy: description of the different learning units, role plays and materials, instructions on how to use the planning tool and process guide, information for community representatives, legal basics, tips for implementation and much more.

Created: 01.04.2021

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU7

Downloads: 114

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Technical Guide

In this guide you will find all the technical details for building a solar thermal energy installation: it is targeted towards technicians and plumbers.

Created: 02.03.2021

Last modified: 30.11.-0001

Chapter: LU7

Downloads: 89





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