What was your driving question?
How did this project connect to your l
ocal or regional community?
What PBE principles were highlighted in this project?
Glenwood 5th and 6th-grade students had a yummy start – creating a solar oven to cook s’mores and understand the idea of solar energy. Simultaneously, students studied and brainstormed elements of effective promotional/advertising campaigns. As students explored scientific energy and electricity concepts, they also applied creative and artistic thinking to creating their own campaign for their peers. Students worked side by side with a clean energy company, Energy, to study the city’s new solar farm and learn more about Public Power Week. They spoke with a solar engineer and learned all of the mathematical and logistical planning behind creating and running a solar farm. Pulling everything together, students created campaign materials to inform their peers and school community members of the importance of public utility services.