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Primary HCPS III Science Benchmark Addressed

5

Solar Thermal Solutions

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Solar Thermal SolutionsSolar Thermal Solutions

How can solar thermal energy impact Hawai‘i energy sustainability?
  1. Solar Radiant Energy Transfer
  2. Cooking by the Sun
  3. Solar Hot Water Heating
  4. Hawai‘i Energy Use
  5. Solar Thermal Outreach

Benchmark SC.5.6.2
Describe ways that heat can be transferred from one object to another

6

Solar Thermal Solutions

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Solar Electricity with PhotovoltaicsSolar Electricity with Photovoltaics

How can PV solar energy impact Hawai‘i energy sustainability?
  1. Photovoltaic Cell Inquiry
  2. School PV System Inquiry
  3. PV System Components
  4. PV System Design for School

Benchmark SC.6.6.2
Describe the different types of energy transformations

7

Solar Thermal Solutions

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Island Energy UseIsland Energy Use

How can energy conservation and efficiency impact Hawai‘i energy sustainability?
  1. A Classroom Energy Audit
  2. Hawai‘i Energy Use
  3. Energy Efficiency Strategies
  4. Energy Consevation Plan

Benchmark SC.7.3.3
Explain how biotic and abiotic factors affect the carrying capacity and sustainability of an ecosystem

8

Solar Thermal Solutions

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Island Breezes Blowing EnergyIsland Breezes Blowing Energy

How can wind energy impact Hawai‘i energy sustainability?
  1. Wind Power Basics
  2. The Earth’s Wind Patterns
  3. Wind Energy Projects of Hawai‘i
  4. Wind Turbine Design Inquiry
  5. Energy Sustainability for Hawai‘i

Benchmark SC.8.8.6
Explain the relationship between density and convection currents in the ocean and atmosphere