During these 2 day Renewable Energy Wind and Solar Workshops , students will get a chance to harness the power of the wind and build a wind turbine as well as catch the sun and use it to power a village or even cook smores!  Over the 2 weeks, we will learn about energy, renewable energy, energy conservation, wind energy, and solar energy.  

Program Details Solar Workshop

Solar Energy Enrichment Activity

Dates: October 28th & November 4th, 2020, 10AM - 10:45AM ONLINE

Grades: 3rd - 8th

Program Fee: $20.00

In this interactive enrichment class, students will meet for two 45-minute sessions over two weeks.  During the first session, staff from the Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy (CASE) at JMU will introduce students to the concept of solar energy, review their kits, and work with them virtually to start brainstorming ideas on how to use those materials to build a solar oven to cook some fun treats.  Students are encouraged to keep building and refining their design throughout the week.  How can you make it better?  During the second session, students will show off what they made and learn more about solar energy in Virginia as well as potential jobs in the field of solar energy.

More about CASE: www.jmu.edu/CASE

More about solar energy: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CEH4tJ8HH3F/?hl=en

How to build a solar oven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbwliZJiHe8

*Kits will be provided as part of the registration fee and picked up curbside at the Ice House. 

*Items needed from home: Masking Tape, Scissors, Box Cutter, Food to Cook (marshmallows, chocolate, cheese, hot dog etc) and Sunsine

 

Program Details Wind Workshop

Introductory Wind Energy Kit

Dates: October 28th & November 4th, 2020, 1PM - 1:45PM ONLINE

Grades: 3rd - 8th

Program Fee: $20.00

In this interactive enrichment class, students will meet for two 45-minute sessions over two weeks.  During the first session, staff from the Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy (CASE) at JMU will introduce students to the concept of wind energy, review their kits, and work with them virtually to start brainstorming ideas on how to use those materials to build a windmill and lift the most weights.  Students are encouraged to keep building and refining their design throughout the week.  How can you make it better?  During the second session, students will show off what they built and learn more about wind energy in Virginia as well as potential jobs in the field of wind energy.

More about CASE: www.jmu.edu/CASE

See the challenge in action: https://vimeo.com/156854012

 *Kits will be provided as part of the registration fee and picked up curbside at the Ice House. 

*Items needed from home: Masking Tape, Scissors, Fan, and Coins (weights)

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