Sun Catchers

How can you use solar energy to solve a challenge you face?

Did you know that in ONE HOUR enough energy from the sun hits the Earth to supply all the power we need for things like heating our homes, running our electronics, and powering our schools and hospitals? Learn how people like Erica at GRID Alternatives are working to ensure every community has access to renewable resources.

Using the overarching question of “How do we use various forms of solar energy to solve challenges in our lives?” students explore the power and importance of the sun both as an energy source and a member of the cosmos, as they ask themselves:

"What are all the different ways we rely on the sun and what is the evidence of its importance in our lives?" 


How much energy can we get from the sun?