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Author
Tyson Nichols
Created
4 years ago
Last Updated
6 months ago
Description
Students will learn about solar energy, energy transfer processes, the history of using solar in the US, and how to research and evaluate recipes as informational texts.

This will culminate with students building and using solar ovens to bake an item from a recipe that they choose based on their research.

The structure of this unit and the materials contained within it were created by Ayo Akatugba (CTE), Tyson Nicols (ELA), Brandon Johnson (history/social science) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Specialist Sheri Coburn.
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Standards

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Industries / Pathways
  • Energy, Environment, and Utilities Energy, Environment, and Utilities
    • Environmental Resources
K-12 Subjects
  • English-Language Arts
  • Science
    • Physics
  • History/Social Science
    • History & Geography
    • Government & Economics
Grade Levels
  • 11
  • 12

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