Patrons design and build a solar hot water heater and see how big a temperature change they can get; they then evaluate and redesign their heater to see if they can increase the temperature.
A take-home that can be sent with patrons that wish to do STEM activities at home. These at-home activities cover similar topic areas as the associated activity and could be handed out at the conclusion of a program or left on a circulation desk for patrons to take home.
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What is Solar Energy?
Solar Energy Industries Association
Solar: Department of Energy
Solar Power Information and Facts
Here Comes the Sun: Crash Course Kids
Solar Power Facts
Our Very Own Star: the Sun
Make Sun S’mores!
Meet the Sun power people!
[Suggest a book]
Windmills by Charlotte Hunter
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
The Wind at Work: An Activity Guide to Windmills by Gretchen Woelfle
Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World by Allan Drummond
I Face the Wind by Vicki Cobb and Julia Gorton
Catch the Wind; Harness the Sun: 22 Super-Charged Science Projects for Kids by Michael J Caduto
Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers
Engineered!: Engineering Design at Work
Engineer Academy, by Steve Martin and Nastia Sleptsova