Why a Solar Classroom?
There are numerous solar installations around the country built on school-owned property and they provide sustainable, clean energy to the electric grid. But what do these installations teach the children?
The big difference that sets this system apart is that every aspect of the solar classroom provides direct educational benefits to the school and community. The solar classroom concept provides a furnished outdoor learning environment beyond the school walls. It serves as a statement that the community understands and supports the importance of sustainable energy. It instills a value in young learners that solar energy is a presence to be expected. The solar classroom engages students in focused, curriculum-based activities. Even the concrete slab beneath the canopy serves up multiple learning tools including a number line, compass rose, game board and more. And, the solar classroom is available in many communities at no cost to the school.