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A solar energy curriculum for elementary schools

Seymour Lampert

A solar energy curriculum for elementary schools

kindergarten through grade six

by Seymour Lampert

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Published by University of Southern California in [Los Angeles] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Solar energy -- Study and teaching

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSeymour Lampert, Kathleen M. Wulf, Gilbert Yanow.
    ContributionsWulf, Kathleen, 1941-, Yanow, Gilbert
    The Physical Object
    Paginationca 500 p. in various pagings :
    Number of Pages500
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22775329M

    Incorporating solar energy science into the K curriculum and installing solar technologies at local schools educates not only children but also the community. And because the students of today will become the workforce of tomorrow, instilling interest in solar energy at a young age can help prime a future solar workforce.


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