Project Examples

Design and building experiments for middle/high schools in remote Peruvian villages: “Discovering the Sun (A brief introduction to solar optimization)”

Course: 22.527 Solar Systems Engineering
Semester: Spring 2009
Instructor: John Duffy
Partner: Village Empowerment INC.

A series of lesson plans focused on discovering the sun’s potential was broken into three sections. Part 1; the introduction explains the goals, content, objectives for students, relevant frameworks for the lessons and assessments. Part 2 is a section devoted to foster a teacher’s “base” knowledge. Part 3 is the student handouts and lab instructions provided as a deliverable for the class to guide their understanding. The lessons reinforced principles learned in the 22.527 course for the graduate students.