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College of Science and Mathematics. Teaching Physics with Sustainable Energies via Digital Technologies. David Rosengrant Assistant Professor of Physics Education Matthew Laposata Associate Professor of Environmental Science Kennesaw State University SACS-AAPT October 23 rd , 2010.

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teaching physics with sustainable energies via digital technologies

College of Science and Mathematics

Teaching Physics with Sustainable Energies via Digital Technologies

David Rosengrant

Assistant Professor of Physics Education

Matthew Laposata

Associate Professor of Environmental Science

Kennesaw State University

SACS-AAPT

October 23rd, 2010

goal of the project
Goal of the Project

College of Science and Mathematics

  • Main goal is to use “housing” as a vehicle to increase interest science
  • Promotes sustainability for a more engaged citizenry
  • One stop shop for curricular materials on sustainable housing
  • Provides “fundamental concepts” of science
target audience
Target Audience

College of Science and Mathematics

  • All branches of science can benefit from the site
  • Range of grades
    • Introductory College to Upper Elementary
  • Can be used for students to learn material or teachers to refresh their knowledge
website
Website

College of Science and Mathematics

  • Coming next month!
  • http://ihome21.kennesaw.edu
what is on the site
What is on the site:

College of Science and Mathematics

  • Science Content
  • Curricular Activities
  • Uses existing online resources
    • Environmental Science Activities for the 21st Century (ESA21)
    • http://esa21.kennesaw.edu/
  • Videos (partnership with howstuffworks.com and Horizon Fuel Cells)
main modules
Main Modules

College of Science and Mathematics

  • PV Cells / Solar Energy
  • Insulation / Thermodynamics
  • Water Conservation
  • Earth Aquatic Systems
  • Waters Unique Properties
pv in depth
PV In-depth

College of Science and Mathematics

  • Introduction
  • Early Ways to Harness Light – Mirrors and Lenses
    • Magnifying glasses to focus light
    • Origin of Olympic Torch
    • Legendary Archimedes Death Ray
  • Early Home Applications of Solar Power
    • Roman bath houses
    • Anasazi tribes
pv in depth continued
PV In-depth - continued

College of Science and Mathematics

  • Southern Exposure
  • Solar Cookers
  • Early Solar Cells
    • Becquerel & Photoelectric effect
    • Adams and Days’ Selenium Glass Tube
    • Fritt’s Selenium Wafer
  • Photoelectric Effect
pv in depth continued1
PV In-depth - continued

College of Science and Mathematics

  • Solar Cells in the 1950s
    • Dawning of a new era
    • Hefty price tag
    • Sputnik
  • N on P cells
    • How they work
    • Vanguard I
    • Papago Indian Reservation
pv in depth continued2
PV In-depth - continued

College of Science and Mathematics

  • Early Solar Vehicles
    • Solar Challenger
    • Gossamer Penguin
    • The Quiet Achiever
  • Solar Furnaces
pv in depth final
PV In-depth - Final

College of Science and Mathematics

  • Solar Power Plants
    • Mirrors not cells
    • Solar One
    • Kramer Junction
  • Electromagnetic Induction
pv activities
PV Activities

College of Science and Mathematics

  • Online Lab for Electromagnetic Induction
    • Utilizes Phet Simulations
  • Video Lab of Lens/Mirrors
    • Utilities www.paer.rutgers.edu/pt3 physics education websites
pv activities1
PV Activities

College of Science and Mathematics

  • Video Lab of Solar Cells
    • Partnership with Horizon Fuel Cells to videotape some of their experiments to put on their instructional CD
outreach
Outreach

College of Science and Mathematics

  • Professional Development Workshops
    • Worked with North West Georgia Math Science Partnership
      • 30 8th grade teachers already
      • 45 6th grade teachers in January
  • Classes at Kennesaw State University
    • Working with Pre-service teachers
    • Introductory science course
more then just science
More then Just Science

College of Science and Mathematics

  • History
  • World Politics
  • World Cultures
  • Economics
  • Religion
future work
Future Work?

College of Science and Mathematics

  • Virtual Solar House
  • Virtual tours/lessons of current LEED certified Houses
    • Cadmus Construction
  • Sustainable buildings
    • Schools
    • Sport Complexes
thank you to key groups
Thank you to key groups:

College of Science and Mathematics

http://www.howstuffworks.com/

Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies