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Students investigate passive solar building design with a focus solely on heating. They learn how insulation, window placement, thermal mass, surface colors, and site orientation play important roles in passive solar heating. They use this information to design and build their own model houses, and test them for thermal gains and losses during a simulated day and night. Teams compare designs and make suggestions for improvements.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    NSDL,house,energy,Grade 9,heating,design,Space Science,insulation,home,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140919103504229T,Social Sciences,orientation,efficient,sun,housing,window,thermal gain,passive,lamp,Grade 10,Grade 11,renewable energy,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Middle School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,shelter,efficiency,fan,solar,NSDL_SetSpec_928276,site orientation,Physics,thermal mass,building,constraint,thermal loss,energy efficient,Engineering,High School,passive solar design,model,Technology,Geoscience,wind

    Language:

    English

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