The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is a research and education arm of the State University System hosted by the University of Central Florida. The Florida legislature established FSEC in 1974 to conduct research in alternative energy technologies, to ensure the quality of solar energy equipment sold in Florida, and to educate people about renewable energy technology.
One method of disseminating research results has been through teacher education programs and the development of instructional materials. FSEC-developed materials are designed to teach science and social studies research methods and/or process skills. The units have been field-tested and correlated with student performance standards and state curriculum frameworks.
This package of units has been taken from the Florida Middle School Energy Education Project (FMSEEP) that was developed for the Governor's Energy Office with the active involvement of teachers, supervisors and utilities. Copies of all the FMSEEP units are available from FSEC upon request. A student guide for Energy Research Projects and an Energy Note series provides detailed information about renewable energy technologies and energy conservation strategies.
Florida Solar Energy Center and Lahart, David, "Renewable Energy Activities For Middle Grades" (1990). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 860.