A week-long workshop designed to teach Indiana high school environmental science and agriculture teachers about sustainable energy kicks off Sunday at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The Duke Energy Sustainable Energy Summer Institute will help teachers develop standards-based, practical, and comprehensive lessons for their students.
The "boot camp"-style workshop is being hosted through Rose-Hulman’s Portal Resource for Indiana Science and Mathematics program, or PRISM. It will feature classroom and laboratory professional development, as well as vocational experiences, including off-campus visits to energy production facilities in Cayuga, West Terre Haute, Benton County, and Indianapolis.
Rose-Hulman says the topics being covered in the workshop include the U.S. power grid, solar and wind energy, coal-fired power plants, and natural gas combined-cycle power plants. The teachers participating in the workshop must be planning to teach units on sustainable or alternative energies in the future.
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