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by shawn
Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Energy Science
Topic: How can one convert Mechanical energy into Electrical energy
Replies: 1
Views: 11641

Re: How can one convert Mechanical energy into Electrical en

Well, looking through the Equipment and Materials Shopping links at http://energyteachers.org/Links.php?LinkTopicSelect=54 I found: Flinn's kit "Build Your Own Simple DC Motor": http://www.flinnsci.com/Sections/PhySci/experiments.asp Sargent Welch's AC/DC electric motor: http://sargentwelch.com/moto...
by shawn
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Lesson Plans
Topic: Lessons for National Lab Day (US)
Replies: 0
Views: 6278

Lessons for National Lab Day (US)

I've just signed up to work with teachers on National Lab Day (sometime in May). There are hundreds of cool projects listed there, and the site helps match scientists and engineers with teachers and projects.
http://my.nationallabday.org/energyteachersdotorg
by shawn
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Books, Audio, and Videos
Topic: Student GreenFilm channel now open
Replies: 0
Views: 9881

Student GreenFilm channel now open

The student created videos shown at the August 2009 GreenFilm Festival are (finally) up for viewing online. They are Great: Informative, Funny, Upbeat, Wistful . . .
http://YouTube.com/TheForesightProject
by shawn
Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: About these forums
Topic: Frequently Asked Questions about ETO
Replies: 1
Views: 6303

How we (don't) make money

How do you make money to pay for everything?
Currently, we don't. We apply for grants, but haven't been part of one for over a year now. We get private donations, but those are low. Private donations this past year were enough to print one of the quarterly newsletters. Would you like to help?
by shawn
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: About these forums
Topic: Frequently Asked Questions about ETO
Replies: 1
Views: 6303

Frequently Asked Questions about ETO

Is EnergyTeachers.org for only high school teachers? No, the founders were high school teachers, but any educator interested in energy is welcome to our network. Newsletter subscriptions go to educators of all ages, in formal and informal settings. Is EnergyTeachers.org only for US educators? No, e...
by shawn
Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: EnergyTeachers' presence in Second Life
Replies: 12
Views: 24395

Another wind educator using Second Life

I see Windy isn't the only one using Second Life for wind education. Josh Cochran at the Greenbush Southeast Kansas Education Service Center uses a private sim for wind experiments with his students, who attend the center for after-school enrichment. http://www.edutopia.org/wind-turbines-alternative...
by shawn
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Solar Lights
Replies: 1
Views: 24011

re:solar lights

Let's think straightforwardly about this, and inclusively. If you pay for solar power on your bill (not likely), then use that to power your lights, then you pay for your lights to be solar powered. If you are setting up a custom, off-grid solar powered lighting system, besides the simple lights you...
by shawn
Fri May 29, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Geothermal/Renewable Energy Site link
Replies: 1
Views: 2685

DigTheHeat.com

it seems like the web site is mostly a vehicle for Google Ads, especially considering the plagiarized materials. However, there is a comparison calculator, although it doesn't allow for those of us who don't use air conditioners. Let's think about it for a while...
by shawn
Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Jobs for energy educators
Replies: 0
Views: 4937

Jobs for energy educators

To start this topic, here's an announcement from NYSERDA for jobs for educators in the NYC area: Are you interested in energy efficiency, the economics of energy, and the environment? Do you want to share your passion with other teachers? Consider joining our dynamic team of Energy Educators! The En...
by shawn
Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Solar barbecues everywhere
Replies: 1
Views: 6510

Notes on April 2009 Solar Barbecues

Let's call them picnics, not barbecues. People think of singeing meat, which is not likely at most of these. It's OK to have them during a break like they were this spring break, but make sure the postcards get to teachers before break. oops. Have pictures of solar picnics on the page and the postc...
by shawn
Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Solar barbecues everywhere
Replies: 1
Views: 6510

Solar barbecues everywhere

EnergyTeachers.org is planning solar barbecues for National Environmental Education Week and Earth Week, April 12-25, 2009. Educators, and anyone interested in solar cooking, are invited to hold gatherings at public parks everywhere, displaying all forms of solar cookers. If you plan to have an even...
by shawn
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Junior Solar Sprint (Miniature Solar Cars)
Topic: Accelerometer on a JSS car
Replies: 0
Views: 5773

Accelerometer on a JSS car

I invite teams to try putting an accelerometer on their car. The accelerometer would provide precise, frequent data from the car, showing how it handles bumps and accelerates along the track. Integration of the data could yield useful velocity and energy information. Your students could calculate th...
by shawn
Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: Junior Solar Sprint (Miniature Solar Cars)
Topic: Junior Solar Sprint workshops for teachers
Replies: 2
Views: 7972

Buffalo workshop postponed--vote for new date

POSTPONED...Keep an eye on EnergyTeachers.org for new date. Go to the following site to vote for a new date: http://doodle.com/participation.html?pollId=3ng63f3q9efnv45a Feb 12 meeting cancelled due to weather and school closings Junior Solar Sprint Workshop for teachers and mentors Buffalo Museum o...
by shawn
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Junior Solar Sprint (Miniature Solar Cars)
Topic: Junior Solar Sprint workshops for teachers
Replies: 2
Views: 7972

Northeast JSS workshop general announcement

FREE MODEL SOLAR CAR WORKSHOP FOR GRADES 5 to 8 EDUCATORS Teachers, community educators, and youth leaders: Take one of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association's (NESEA) FREE model solar car leader workshops. Find the date and location that works best for you and come learn about solar energy a...
by shawn
Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Junior Solar Sprint (Miniature Solar Cars)
Topic: Other bulletin board for Junior Solar Sprint
Replies: 1
Views: 6847

CA Yahoo JSS Group gone

the group http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/model_solar_car/ no longer exists, it seems.
NESEA will help us advertise this forum as the way for JSS educators to communicate across the internet.