Program: Stellar Solar in the Science and Sustainability Center

Topic(s)
Energy/Natural Resources, Global Climate Change, Living With Our Environment, Nature Walk, Physics
Description
Students will explore solar power and learn about other forms of renewable energy and thermodynamics. They will discover the main source of energy on the planet and sample tasty treats made using the sun and their own kinetic energy.
Location(s)
Field Trip
Duration
3 hours
Fee Description
$12 per student, $10 per student if more than one grade at the same school attends in the same school year /$250 day minimum. Transportation funding may be available for qualified Title 1 schools.
Grades
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Standards
Earth Science - Heat - 6-3, Earth Science - Energy in the Earth System - 6-4, Earth Science - Resources - 6-6, Investigation and Experimentation - 6-7
Areas of Service
No restrictions
Learning Objectives
Our curriculum supports California Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
Other Info
The Abby Sobrato Science and Sustainability Center is a new facility at Walden West - Saratoga. Science programs accommodate groups of up to 90 students during day-long field trips that involve students in a unique blend of activities. Students rotate through three investigation stations where they explore the outdoors, participate in a hands-on inquiry based science lesson, and a sustainability-related lesson.

These activities complement teachers’ classroom lessons and are aligned to California Science and Common Core State Standards. Each lesson is lead by the Sustainability Center Coordinator, a team of highly experienced volunteers, and school-provided parents who guide students through each experience.

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