# Renewable Energy

## CONTENTS OF CURRICULUM UNIT 10.04.09

- Introduction
- Historical Perspectives
- Future Perspectives
- Teaching Perspectives
- Counterpoint
- Lesson Plans
- Essential Questions
- Lesson Plan for Nanofabrication of Solar Cells [26]
- Activity 1 Introduction and Reading Passage
- Activity 2 Lab Activity Testing Photovoltaic Cells
- Expected Observations
- Activity 3 Assessment
- Assessment Questions
- Multiple Choice Questions
- Solar Energy Technology Questions
- Activity 4 Follow Up Lab
- Additional Activity: Internet or Library Research
- Website(s)
- Glossary Of Terms [23]
- Student Resources
- Bibliography
- Appendix

### Unit Guide

## Attributes of Renewable Energy: From Nanopossibilities to Solar Power

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## Appendix

Alignment with the NCTM standards requires that the mathematics curriculum should make mathematics more accessible and relevant to students. These developed concepts and skills should be integrated throughout all subject areas. The following standards are addressed within this curriculum unit:

### Standard 8: Communication.

The communication standard states that students should be given the opportunity to:

1. Organize and consolidate their understanding of mathematics through communication. 2. Communicate their mathematical thinking coherently and clearly. 3. Analyze and evaluate their mathematical thinking and strategies to others. 4. Use the language of mathematics to express mathematical ideas.

### Standard 9: Connections.

- The connections standard states that:

1. Students should be given the opportunity to recognize and use connections among mathematical ideas. 2. Recognize and use mathematics in contexts outside mathematics.