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Energy Curricula

The solar energy curricula below was developed by the Florida Solar Energy Center, a research institute of the University of Central Florida. The purpose of these units is to create an awareness of the power of solar energy, the importance of it in our lives, and its impact on the future of energy development. These units are aligned with the Florida State Standards.

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Solar Matters I, II and II

These solar energy science units were developed for students in grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

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Understanding Solar Energy

This solar energy science unit was developed for students in grades 9-12.
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Basic Experiments

Get started using solar energy with these fun experiments. These simple activities are listed in our Games & Activities section.
 

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