Section 4: The Environmental Touch

The Sunny Side

Success Indicator: You will understand how the sun's energy can be used to heat homes and water to reduce energy to heat homes and water to reduce energy use from fossil fuels.
Life Skills Practiced: problem-solving, decision making, critical thinking, planning/organizing, and wise use of resources
Project Skills Practiced: identifying how homes are positioned on lots to take advantage of the sun's energy.

Helper's Guide to Section 4: The Environmental Touch

Activity 2: Go Surf

Solar Panels used to head a home's water supply

Search the Internet for information on active and passive solar systems for homes. For more ideas, search the Internet at .gov and .edu sites for solar and passive solar information. Here are some places to start:

Helper's Guide to Section 4: The Environmental Touch