Linking renewable energy to MA curriculum frameworks
Submitted by Shawn Reeves
Often teachers ask where in their sequence they might insert topics in renewable energy. One proper way to take such a step is to review the links to concepts when reviewing a course's goals.
If a teacher is preparing lessons in the following subjects, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has provided a web site that shows how the curriculum frameworks for the state apply to those subjects:
Engineering & Technology
Earth & Space Science
History & Social Science
While renewable energy sources are mentioned explicitly in the frameworks, there are also concepts of varying degrees of relevance, from geo-thermodynamics to Bernoulli's Principle. Take a look, and let us know whether you need any ideas for activities that fit specific frameworks: