Renewable Energy Teaching Materials

As part of the CREATE Solar PV Institute faculty professional development workshops, Renewable Energy lesson plans and instructional materials are developed to provide educators, who are teaching renewable energy courses, access to a rich library of instructional materials for their classes.

Our Renewable Energy lessons are designed for community college, technical college, and high school use. Teachers are welcome to modify them for their specific circumstances.

Teaching materials include instructor guides, student handouts, answer keys, and additional resources for each of the lessons explored in the Solar Institutes. Documentation is also provided for each lesson referencing the US DOE Energy Literacy Standards (ELS) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Most documents are provided in both Adobe PDF format to preserve original formatting, and in Microsoft Word format to allow easy editing and customization by teachers for their specific application.

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CREATE expresses its gratitude to the Wisconsin Public Service SolarWise for Schools Program for sharing these Renewable Energy lesson plans with us.

To access additional Renewable Energy Education Resources, visit our Resources page.